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irascible

i ra si buhl

  • s  quickly aroused to anger
  • s  characterized by anger
    an irascible response

  • 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.
  • Less irascible and blunt than his hard-driving predecessor Zhu Rongji, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has earned the reputation of being a modest, even-tempered and practical person .
  • His father was irascible, witty, hard drinking and ruinously improvident; his mother, a devout Roman Catholic, helplessly watched her husband and family slide into near poverty and .
Quotes

  • Ralph Kiner in Forbes
    The player with the best career batting average "wasn't irascible around me, but I heard the stories," Kiner said.
  • Christopher Buckley in NewsMax.com
    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...
  • Bo Schembechler in Salt Lake Tribune
    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...

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