- easily provoked to anger; very irritable: an irascible old man.
- characterized or produced by anger: an irascible response.
Origin of irascible
Synonyms for irascible
Antonyms for irascible
Examples from the Web for irascibly
Historical Examples of irascibly
But it makes a fellow uncomfortable to look at you, Pavel shouted, irascibly.
Youll go insane if you keep this up, he once said, irascibly.
"The thing is done, however," returned the baron, irascibly.Debit and Credit
"Had a right to listen if you wanted to," declared Hayward, irascibly.The Copy-Cat and Other Stories
Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
"The service in this house is very bad," she said aloud and irascibly, getting up to ring again.The Benefactress
- easily angered; irritable
- showing irritabilityan irascible action
Word Origin for irascible
Word Origin and History for irascibly
late 14c., from Middle French irascible (12c.) and directly from Late Latin irascibilis, from Latin irasci "be angry, be in a rage," from ira "anger" (see ire).