irascibility :

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  • n  a feeling of resentful anger

  • Said Roosevelt in a gibe at Yorty's notable irascibility: "Los Angeles must not be subjected to government by tantrum.
  • Tusker's irascibility has been honed by questionable health and the approach of his 71st birthday.
  • But all failed to understand what made Millionaire Millionaire: the simplicity; the pace; the good-cop, cranky-cop irascibility of Regis Philbin.

  • Karl Urban in
    Regarding the late Deforest Kelley, Urban said "I guess in terms of the qualities Kelley bought to the role, what I really respond to is his sense of irascibility with a real passion for life and doing the right thing, which was a great thing for...

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