irascibleness

irascible

[ih-ras-uh-buhl]
adjective
1.
easily provoked to anger; very irritable: an irascible old man.
2.
characterized or produced by anger: an irascible response.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English irascibel < Late Latin īrāscibilis, equivalent to Latin īrāsc- (stem of īrāscī to grow angry; equivalent to īr(a) ire + -ā- theme vowel + -sc- inchoative suffix + infinitive ending; see -esce) + -ibilis -ible

irascibility, irascibleness, noun
irascibly, adverb
unirascibility, noun
unirascible, adjective

erasable, irascible.


1, 2. testy, touchy, peppery, choleric, short-tempered. See irritable.


1, 2. calm, even-tempered.
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irascible (ɪˈræsɪbəl)
 
adj
1.  easily angered; irritable
2.  showing irritability: an irascible action
 
[C16: from Late Latin īrascibilis, from Latin īra anger]
 
irasci'bility
 
n
 
i'rascibleness
 
n
 
i'rascibly
 
adv

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irascible
late 14c., from Fr. irascible (12c.), from L.L. irascibilis, from L. irasci "grow angry," from ira "anger" (see ire).
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