irascible


irascible
adj.
1 irascible.
2 angry, crabby, gnarled, morose.
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irascible
adjetivo
1 irascible, irritable
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ADJ irascible frm
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adjetivo irascible
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= tetchy [tetchier -comp., tetchiest -sup.], peevish, irascible, crabby [crabbier -comp., crabbiest, -sup.], short, short-tempered, off-hand [offhand], ornery, waspish, explosive, testy [testier -comp., testiest -sup.].
Ex. CC uses this device in Literature, where authors are specified by their date of birth (though Ranganathan has a rather tetchy note about the difficulty of establishing this in some cases).
Ex. In 1912 a group of women library students were accused of lacking a sense of proportion, being peevish and being absorbed in small details.
Ex. He was a rag-and-bone man living with his irascible father in a junkyard with only their horse for company.
Ex. The normally perky and intrepid Cristina is flat out crabby these days.
Ex. He first spotted trouble when she started being short with users and so he solved the problem by scaling back her workload.
Ex. A medical doctor had told him that the reason why women have faster pulse beats is because they are short-tempered.
Ex. The osteopath was accused of being off-hand with a female patient and not putting her at ease.
Ex. My mama says that alligators are ornery because they got all them teeth and no toothbrush.
Ex. But as you read this sentence, you cannot fail to hear his voice, cosy, waspish, inimitable.
Ex. The explosive Cameron Shepherd then brought the Wallabies to within a point of France with the team's second try five minutes later.
Ex. We're assailed by doubts, mortified by our own shortcomings, surrounded by freaks, testy over silly details.
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adjetivo irascible
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= tetchy [tetchier -comp., tetchiest -sup.], peevish, irascible, crabby [crabbier -comp., crabbiest, -sup.], short, short-tempered, off-hand [offhand], ornery, waspish, explosive, testy [testier -comp., testiest -sup.].

Ex: CC uses this device in Literature, where authors are specified by their date of birth (though Ranganathan has a rather tetchy note about the difficulty of establishing this in some cases).

Ex: In 1912 a group of women library students were accused of lacking a sense of proportion, being peevish and being absorbed in small details.
Ex: He was a rag-and-bone man living with his irascible father in a junkyard with only their horse for company.
Ex: The normally perky and intrepid Cristina is flat out crabby these days.
Ex: He first spotted trouble when she started being short with users and so he solved the problem by scaling back her workload.
Ex: A medical doctor had told him that the reason why women have faster pulse beats is because they are short-tempered.
Ex: The osteopath was accused of being off-hand with a female patient and not putting her at ease.
Ex: My mama says that alligators are ornery because they got all them teeth and no toothbrush.
Ex: But as you read this sentence, you cannot fail to hear his voice, cosy, waspish, inimitable.
Ex: The explosive Cameron Shepherd then brought the Wallabies to within a point of France with the team's second try five minutes later.
Ex: We're assailed by doubts, mortified by our own shortcomings, surrounded by freaks, testy over silly details.

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irascible
adjective
irascible
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irascible adjetivo irascible, irritable, short-tempered
'irascible' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
temperamental
English:
cantankerous
- hot-headed
- irascible
- quicktempered
- crusty
- hot
- quick
- snappy
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irascible adj
irascible
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irascible
adj irascible
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irascible adj
: irascible, irritable
irascibilidad nf

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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  • irascible — [ irasibl ] adj. • 1160; bas lat. irascibilis, de irasci « se mettre en colère » → ire ♦ Prompt à s irriter, à s emporter. ⇒ coléreux, emporté, irritable. Il est irascible mais il s apaise vite (cf. Être soupe au lait). Caractère, humeur… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 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},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • irascible — irascible, choleric, splenetic, testy, touchy, cranky, cross mean easily angered or enraged. Irascible implies the possession of a fiery or inflammable temper or a tendency to flare up at the slightest provocation {the irascible but kindhearted… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • irascible — Irascible. adj. de tout genre. Il n a guere d usage qu en cette phrase. L appetit irascible, qui signifie le mouvemement de la partie inferieure de l ame, par lequel l ame se porte à surmonter les difficultez qu elle rencontre à la poursuite du… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • irascible — (adj.) late 14c., from M.Fr. irascible (12c.) and directly from L.L. irascibilis, from L. irasci be angry, be in a rage, from ira anger (see IRE (Cf. ire)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • irascible — adjetivo 1. Que tiende a irritarse o enfadarse: Tiene un carácter muy irascible, incluso se pone violento …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • irascible — [i ras′ə bəl, īras′ə bəl] adj. [ME irascibel < MFr < LL irascibilis < L irasci: see IRATE] 1. easily angered; quick tempered 2. showing or resulting from a quick temper or a fit of anger [an irascible reply] SYN. IRRITABLE irascibility n …   English World dictionary

  • irascible — I adjective bad tempered, belligerent, cantankerous, captious, choleric, churlish, contentious, cranky, cross, disobedient, disputatious, dissentious, easily riled, edgy, fiery, fractious, froward, hostile, huffy, ill humored, ill natured,… …   Law dictionary

  • irascible — meaning ‘irritable, hot tempered’, is spelt ible, not able. See able, ible …   Modern English usage

  • irascible — [adj] crabby angry, bearish, bristly, cantankerous, choleric, crabbed, cranky, cross, feisty, fractious, grouchy, hasty, hot tempered, huffy, ireful, irritable, ogre, passionate, peevish, petulant, querulous, quick tempered, shorttempered,… …   New thesaurus

  • irascible — (Del lat. irascibĭlis). adj. Propenso a la ira …   Diccionario de la lengua española


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