Irascible meaning

ĭ-răsə-bəl, ī-răs-
The definition of irascible is quick-tempered.

An example of irascible is a man who becomes extremely mad at even the slightest of mistakes.

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Easily provoked to outbursts of anger; irritable.
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Prone to outbursts of temper; easily angered.
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Showing or resulting from a quick temper or a fit of anger.

An irascible reply.

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Characterized by or resulting from anger.
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Easily angered; quick-tempered.
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Origin of irascible

  • Middle English from Old French from Late Latin īrāscibilis from Latin īrāscī to be angry from īra anger eis- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French irascible, from Late Latin īrāscibilis.

    From Wiktionary