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irascible (adj) becoming angry very easily.

A person who is irascible becomes angry easily. An irascible person is an irritable person. 'His irascible nature makes him the enemy of all.' This means that because he is easily angry, others are not friends with him.

  • Jerry is a good teacher. But for all his teaching abilities, he is irascible and students are scared of his irritability.
  • She loses temper often. The pampering she had as a child from her parents has made her very irascible. Even the slightest thing makes her very angry.
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