AskDefine | Define irascible

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irascible adj
1 quickly aroused to anger; "a hotheaded commander" [syn: choleric, hotheaded, hot-tempered, quick-tempered, short, short-tempered]
2 characterized by anger; "a choleric outburst"; "an irascible response" [syn: choleric]

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  1. easily provoked to outbursts of anger; easily provoked or inflamed to anger; choleric; irritable; as, an irascible man; an irascible temper or mood.


prone to anger


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