word of the day :: irascible

irascible
[ih-rasuh-buh l]

-adjective
1. easily provoked to anger; very irritable: an irascible old man.
2. characterized or produced by anger: an irascible response.

Origin
1350-1400; Middle English irascibel < Late Latin  īrāscibilis, equivalent to Latin īrāsc– (stem of īrāscī to grow angry; equivalent to īr ( a ) ire-ā- theme vowel + -sc- inchoative suffix + infinitive ending;  see -esce) + –ibilis -ible

“The most irascible person is most likely to become apathetic in dangerous situations.”
~ Franz Grillparzer ~
Austrian author

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