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.
In this powerful, epic biography, David McCullough unfolds the adventurous life-journey of John Adams, the brilliant, fiercely independent, often irascible, always honest Yankee patriot -- "the colossus of independence," as Thomas Jefferson called him -- who spared nothing in his zeal for the American Revolution.
He first appeared on air as the irascible patriarch of the Grundy clan in 1985, and remained in the Ambridge drama ever since.
It has just won a Golden Globe, in the shape of Olivia Colman playing irascible Queen Anne confined to a wheelchair with the ailment.
How can you do that when there are legions of these irascible menaces around?
I hope they agree with most of the planet's population that, with this ugly ball of irascible self-worship as President, the world is undoubtedly a more dangerous place.