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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Quick to anger.

Usage examples (35)
  • His irascible temperament often got him into trouble.
  • Therefore hope resides in the higher appetite called the will, and not in the lower appetite, of which the irascible is a part.
  • Furthermore, Mayor McGinn isn't at all "irascible" (prone to anger), Josh "hothead" Feit.
  • In contrast, he believes Mr McCain has been badly advised in his campaign strategy and come across as "irascible". for more
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  • The "irascible" (quick-tempered; easily angered) supervisor was angry to discover his message was gone from an "erasable" (able to be effaced or rubbed out) chalkboard.
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