The definition of irascible is quick-tempered.(adjective)
An example of irascible is a man who becomes extremely mad at even the slightest of mistakes.
See irascible in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME irascibel < MFr < LL irascibilis < L irasci: see irate
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Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Late Latin īrāscibilis
Origin: , from Latin īrāscī, to be angry
Origin: , from īra, anger; see eis- in Indo-European roots.
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