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.
Wagner, as irascible and cynical as he can be, is a subtly empathetic writer.
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.
It is a wonder that irascible painters do not run amuck among their own canvases and their visitors on Show Sunday.
He, too, must needs give vent to his irascible feelings some how.
The silence seems to have stung this irascible and evil spirit: he returned again to the charge, with another poisoned weapon.
One reads that the Béarnais are "irascible, jealous, and spirituel."
His temper was placable as well as irascible, and his reconciliations were cordial and sincere.