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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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Played cantankerously by Brian Tree dressed in black doublet and pantaloons striped with gold, a visual reminder of his particular humor, Wasp rants irascibly, stinging people with criticism until he is first put in the stocks and later gets drunk on Ursula's beer.
Denis Leary is as irascibly unapologetic as Tommy Gavin, the courageous yet self-destructive New York firefighter he plays on "Rescue Me.
Little wonder, I thought irascibly, that this country is going to the dogs.
I will begin with what Emma does not do: unlike earlier novels by Austen and her predecessors, it does not demonize--either irascibly or ironically--London and its dangerous urban culture.
Polyglot players include the expansive Greek owner, Rick (an excellent Mandy Patinkin), his gargoyle of a wife who sits silently at the cash register all day, been-around waitress Teri (Kate Buddeke), and an irascibly non-communicative Spanish cook.
More than anything else, perhaps philosophy is, as Derrida himself intones, fond of quasimythical metadiscourses that can intransigently, irascibly, and in an "overlordly" way declare its dissolution or, to use Derrida's own word, its cadaverissement (literally, its reduction to a corpse).
Described by Thomas Jefferson as 'the colossus of independence', Adams stalks irascibly through these pages with his beloved classic texts - Cicero, Shakespeare - all the way from small-town Braintree in Massachusetts, via Holland and France, to the White House.