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irascible (adj.)

late 14c., from Old French irascible (12c.) and directly from Late Latin irascibilis, from Latin irasci "be angry, be in a rage," from ira "anger" (see ire).

Irascible indicates quicker and more intense bursts of anger than irritable, and less powerful, lasting, or manifest bursts than passionate. [Century Dictionary]

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Definitions of irascible

irascible (adj.)
characterized by anger;
an irascible response
Synonyms: choleric
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