irascible


iras·ci·ble

adjective \i-ˈra-sə-bəl\

: becoming angry very easily : having a bad temper

Full Definition of IRASCIBLE

:  marked by hot temper and easily provoked anger
iras·ci·bil·i·ty \-ˌra-sə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
iras·ci·ble·ness \i-ˈra-sə-bəl-nəs\ noun
iras·ci·bly \-blē\ adverb

Examples of IRASCIBLE

  1. an irascible old football coach
  2. He has an irascible disposition.

Origin of IRASCIBLE

Middle French, from Late Latin irascibilis, from Latin irasci to become angry, be angry, from ira
First Known Use: circa 1530

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