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Definition easily angered
  • She has an irascible nature at the best of times, but be especially careful to avoid her early in the morning.
irascible = easily angered
  • Her usual mood is one of irascible impatience.
  • irascible = easily angered
  • His wounds only made him more irascible; the hands gave him a wide berth.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • irascible = easily angered
  • To those who appreciate the extraordinary irascibility of the Invisible Man, the rest of the encounter will be easy to imagine.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • irascibility = short temper (tendency to anger easily)
  • "What does he come here cheeking us for, then?" cried Master Kidderminster, showing a very irascible temperament.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • irascible = easily angered
  • The case before the jury involved an irascible gentleman who lived next door to a filling station.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • irascible = easily angered
  • Although he'd contributed to the recruiting effort to find new players, at the practices following tryouts he was taciturn and irascible.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • irascible = easily angered
  • It is entirely different from the usual irascible beefing he delights in and which no one takes seriously.
    Eugene O'Neill  --  The Iceman Cometh
  • irascible = easily angered
  • He was irascible, often profane, and constantly ruffled the smooth feathers of the hidebound Navy, but like Patton, he was a winner.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • irascible = easily angered
  • Blomkvist was not ordinarily impressed by celebrity, but Magnusson had such a distinctive appearance and was so familiar from his roles, in particular for playing the irascible but honest Inspector Frisk in a wildly popular TV series.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
  • irascible = easily angered
  • ...the irascible qua-ack of a bluejay,
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • irascible = angry
  • did the scurrying freaks, the Illustrated Marvel, bear the foreheads of the Irascible, the Cruel, the Covetous, the mouths of the Lewd and Untruthful?
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • irascible = easily angered
  • His father paused and looked back - the harsh level stare beneath the shaggy, graying, irascible brows.
    William Faulkner  --  Barn Burning
  • irascible = easily angered
  • Then I look to the sky and follow the jagged flight of irascible black crows, and then settle upon a solitary hawk tacked against a sky of cobalt blue.
    David Baldacci  --  Wish You Well
  • irascible = easily angered
  • "But professor," our irascible companion went on, "can't you see that we could die of hunger in this iron cage?"
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • irascible = easily angered
  • And presumably that was long enough for this irascible fellow to give himself a phosphorescent makeover.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • irascible = easily angered
  • "Now, Huntingdon," exclaimed his irascible friend, "I will not have you sitting there and laughing like an idiot."
    Bronte, Anne  --  The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
  • His notes were handed to me now—irascible, helpful.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • "The deuce take Old Maid Pyncheon!" muttered the irascible housewife.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • Something in Conway's voice, and still more in his succeeding silence, roused the youth to irascibility.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon

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