irascible irascible  /ɪ ˈræ sɪ bəl/


  1. (adj) quickly aroused to anger
  2. (adj) characterized by anger


  • Less irascible and blunt than his hard-driving predecessor, the mayor has earned the reputation of being a modest, even-tempered and practical person capable of getting things done through consensus.


  1. Rockies walk off with victory

    DENVER -- Before Friday night's game, rookie Nolan Arenado was getting the business, and how, from irascible veteran Todd Helton in the Rockies' clubhouse.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Boulder Daily Camera

  2. Author of new Hatfields and McCoys book visits with descendants of feuding kin

    Iris Underwood, a descendant of the irascible feudist Randall McCoy, runs a lavender farm in Michiga
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Lexington Herald-Leader


  1. The player with the best career batting average "wasn't irascible around me, but I heard the stories," Kiner said.
    on Mar 5, 2007 By: Ralph Kiner Source: Forbes

  2. "But that was - sigh - then. John McCain has changed," Buckley writes. "This campaign has changed John McCain. It has made him inauthentic. A once-first class temperament has become irascible and snarly; his positions change, and lack...
    on Oct 10, 2008 By: Christopher Buckley Source:

  3. "I had a wonderful experience there because I coached for Woody when Woody was really Woody," Schembechler said. "He was the most irascible guy that ever lived, and the worst guy in the world to work for. But I wouldn't change that experience...
    on Nov 17, 2006 By: Bo Schembechler Source: Salt Lake Tribune

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