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irascible

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adjective iras·ci·ble \i-ˈra-sə-bəl\

Simple Definition of irascible

  • : becoming angry very easily : having a bad temper

Full Definition of irascible

  1. :  marked by hot temper and easily provoked anger

iras·ci·bil·i·ty play \-ˌra-sə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
iras·ci·ble·ness play \i-ˈra-sə-bəl-nəs\ noun
iras·ci·bly play \-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

Rhymes with irascible



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