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Daemon
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irascible

(adjective) Prone to outbursts of temper; easily angered.

Synonyms: hotheaded, quick-tempered, choleric, short

Usage: He was a singularly irascible man; any little thing would disturb his temper.
JUSTIN Excellence
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If long intervals sometimes elapse between my visits to you, my Princess... you must not be irascible thinking that my feelings towards you have changed.


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Notes: The noun from today's word is irascibility, though we may use irascibleness if we need something clunkier. The adverb is irascibly and that is about as far as derivations from irascible go.

In Play: Irascibility is usually a part of one's character: "You don't want to ask anyone as irascible as Donny Brooke about his age." However, events can lead to temporary irascible states: "Look out for Les Burnham; he has become quite irascible since the boss took away his company credit card."

Word History: Today's Good Word comes to us, via Old French, from Latin irascibilis, an adjective derived from irasci "to be angry", a verb built on ira "anger", the source of English ire. Ira came from the Proto-Indo-European word eis-er- "fiery, passionate", which emerged in Greek as hieros "holy, filled with the divine". We see this element in words borrowed from Greek like hieroglyphics "divine writing" and hierarchy. In the Germanic languages it became the word naming an important metal made with fire, iron, Eisen in Modern German, ijzen in Dutch, and järn in Swedish.

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Anatolian
Posted: Thursday, July 10, 2014 3:33:39 PM

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The people living in the north of Turkey are known to be irascible.

"O mâhîler ki deryâ içredür deryâyı bilmezler" - Hayâlî
The Realist
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You need anger management if you're irascible.
Saul F
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Anxious I always seek out the advice of the passage in the bible,"...the wrath of man worketh not the will of God."James, chap 1.
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