irascible
[ ih-ras-uh-buhl ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Late Middle English; Latin via French from late Latin irascibilis, from Latin irasci ‘grow angry’, from ira ‘anger’
Synonyms
  • cantankerous
  • cranky
  • feisty
  • grouchy
  • passionate
  • surly
  • testy
  • uptight
Antonyms
  • cool
  • happy
  • pleasant
  • cheerful
Definition
having or showing a tendency to be easily angered
Example
The aging man became more irascible as his dementia worsened, often lashing out at his caretakers.
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