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iras·ci·ble adj \i-ˈra-sə-bəl\ Definition of IRASCIBLE

marked by hot temper and easily provoked anger

— iras·ci·bil·i·ty noun — iras·ci·ble·ness noun — iras·ci·bly adverb See irascible defined for English-language learners » See irascible defined for kids » Examples of IRASCIBLE

   an irascible old football coach
   He has an irascible disposition.

Origin of IRASCIBLE Middle French, from Late Latin irascibilis, from Latin irasci to become angry, be angry, from ira First Known Use: circa 1530 Related to IRASCIBLE Synonyms: choleric, crabby, cranky, cross, crotchety, fiery, grouchy, grumpy, irritable, peevish, perverse, pettish, petulant, prickly, quick-tempered, raspy, ratty, short-tempered, snappish, snappy, snarky, snippety, snippy, stuffy, testy, waspish [+]more Rhymes with IRASCIBLE impassable, impassible, surpassable