Irascible I*ras"ci*ble, a. [L. irascibilis, fr. irasci to be angry, ira anger: cf. F. irascible. See {Ire}.] Prone to anger; easily provoked or inflamed to anger; choleric; irritable; as, an irascible man; an irascible temper or mood. -- {I*ras"ci*ble*ness}, n. -- {I*ras"ci*bly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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