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Word: irascible

Definition: irritable; easily angered


Sentences Containing 'irascible'

A sometimes irascible man, he was reportedly embarrassed by any fuss surrounding his celebrity and was known to exclaim "Mush!" at any demonstration of strong emotion.
Hilary came in fourth place and the readers called her "perpetually bitchy and irascible – got on everyone's nerves and was hugely funny".
His biographer Ben Pimlott characterizes Dalton as peevish, irascible, given to poor judgment, and lacking administrative talent.
In spite of his injuries, Hemingway joined Patrick and his wife on a planned fishing trip in February, but he was irascible and difficult to get along with.
Like some poor devils ashore that happen to know an irascible great man, they make distant unobtrusive salutations to him in the street, lest if they pursued the acquaintance further, they might receive a summary thump for their presumption.

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::: countenance - approve; support; tolerate; Ex. countenance his rude behavior; N: face; appearance
::: inveigle - deceive; lead astray by deception; wheedle(cajole); Ex. inveigle her into joining the club; CF. interest dishonestly
::: apothecary - druggist; pharmacist
::: penance - self-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent
::: spatula - broad-bladed instrument used for spreading or mixing
::: refurbish - renovate; make clean, bright, or fresh (make new) again; make bright by polishing; Ex. refurbish an old theater; CF. furbish: polish
::: extenuate - weaken; mitigate; lessen the seriousness of (bad behavior)
::: incinerate - burn to ashes