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[ih-ras-uh-buh l] /ɪˈræs ə bəl/

easily provoked to anger; very irritable:
an irascible old man.
characterized or produced by anger:
an irascible response.
easily angered; irritable
showing irritability: an irascible action

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).


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