irascible


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irascible

(ĭ-răs′ĭ-b'l) [LL. irascibilis]
Marked by outbursts of temper or irritability; easily angered.
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Not one conversation with Sviazhsky, though he had said a great deal that was clever, had interested Levin; but the conclusions of the irascible landowner required consideration.
Without him, travel is a bitter harassment, a purgatory of little exasperating annoyances, a ceaseless and pitiless punishment--I mean to an irascible man who has no business capacity and is confused by details.
He runs after us, a puffing, red-faced, irascible figure.
As a little girl she had often faced with blazing eyes the irascible licensed victualler in defence of her brother.
Brownlow, who was himself of an irascible temperament, and party by such arguments and representations as seemed best calculated to dissuade him from his hotbrained purpose.
Kit might have returned some answer which would not have been agreeable to his irascible questioner, if the boy from the wharf, who had been skulking about the room in search of anything that might have been left about by accident, had not happened to cry,
This did not suit Jo at all, but she accepted the place since nothing better appeared and, to every one's surprise, got on remarkably well with her irascible relative.
David, sin embargo, se ha mostrado mas irascible y menos conciliador, lo que ha repercutido negativamente en su imagen.
SORRY to hear that irascible Gaelic comedian Norman MacLean has died.
The End is vivid and irascible as it confronts the reality of aging, regrets, and death.
There are echoes of Shakespeare's King Lear in this moving account as Cox humanises the great man, capturing his mood swings, self-doubt, irascible spirit and sharp wit.
Despite repeated efforts to stem the tirade, the TV host was unable to placate Al-Tamimi, and the show drew to a close, with the host thanking his viewers amid shouting from his irascible guest.