Irascible Definition

ĭ-răsə-bəl, ī-răs-
Easily angered; quick-tempered.
Webster's New World
Showing or resulting from a quick temper or a fit of anger.
An irascible reply.
Webster's New World

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

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