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iracund

[ahy-ruh-kuhnd]
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adjective
  1. prone to anger; irascible.
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Origin of iracund

1815–25; < Latin īrācundus, equivalent to īrā- (see irate) + -cundus inclined to (adj. suffix)
Related formsi·ra·cun·di·ty, noun
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Historical Examples

  • An iracund bear, of dangerous proportions, and justly irritated against us at present?

    History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Volume V. (of XXI.)

    Thomas Carlyle


British Dictionary definitions for iracund

iracund

adjective
  1. rare easily angered
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Derived Formsiracundity, noun

Word Origin

C19: from Latin īrācundus, from īra anger
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