Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Prone to or caused by anger; hot tempered; choleric.

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Usage examples "irascible":

  1. Bismarck was stern, irascible, uncontrolled, titanic, and his whole career was one long and hard struggle against bitter enemies. - "German Problems and Personalities", Charles Sarolea.
  2. " I think I have heard Polly speak of you," I rejoined, in an attempt to be civil, for I didn'tlike his face any better than I did his voice,- a red, fiery, irascible kind of face. - "Backlog Studies", Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 23, 2009.
  3. Mrs. Shelley describes him as a " man of stern and irascible character," but he was also lovable and affectionate. - "Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle", H. N. Brailsford.