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English Dictionary: irascible by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
irascible
adj
  1. quickly aroused to anger; "a hotheaded commander" [syn: choleric, irascible, hotheaded, hot-tempered, quick-tempered, short-tempered]
  2. characterized by anger; "a choleric outburst"; "an irascible response"
    Synonym(s): choleric, irascible
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Irascible \I*ras"ci*ble\, a. [L. irascibilis, fr. irasci to be
      angry, ira anger: cf. F. irascible. See {Ire}.]
      Prone to anger; easily provoked or inflamed to anger;
      choleric; irritable; as, an irascible man; an irascible
      temper or mood. -- {I*ras"ci*ble*ness}, n. -- {I*ras"ci*bly},
      adv.
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