These people are, almost without exception, obsessed, irascible, and self-righteous.
He struggled with his brilliant but irascible secretary of state, William Seward, to control the direction of foreign policy.
But he praised his irascible former partner as “an incredible asset not only to the company, but to the world.”
Rahm Emanuel, tough, irascible, and chronically profane, is a man of many faults.
Wagner, as irascible and cynical as he can be, is a subtly empathetic writer.
It is a wonder that irascible painters do not run amuck among their own canvases and their visitors on Show Sunday.
He pushed his hand through his hair with an irascible gesture.
The silence seems to have stung this irascible and evil spirit: he returned again to the charge, with another poisoned weapon.
His name was Kara-Tete, meaning "the irascible" in the native tongue.
His temper was placable as well as irascible, and his reconciliations were cordial and sincere.