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I can do lovers. I can do Sir Galahad types. I'm not going to limit myself in voice-overs to irascible old men.
Ed Asner

Meaning of "irascible" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD IRASCIBLE

From Late Latin īrascibilis, from Latin īra anger.
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PRONUNCIATION OF IRASCIBLE

irascible  [ɪˈræsɪbəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF IRASCIBLE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Irascible is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES IRASCIBLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

irascible

Irritation

Irritation or exacerbation, in biology and physiology, is a state of inflammation or painful reaction to allergy or cell-lining damage. A stimulus or agent which induces the state of irritation is an irritant. Irritants are typically thought of as chemical agents but mechanical, thermal, and radiative stimuli can also be irritants. Irritation also has non-clinical usages referring to bothersome physical or psychological pain or discomfort. Irritation may also be induced by some allergic response due to exposure of some allergens for example contact dermatitis, irritation of mucousal membranes and pruritis.Mucosal membrane is most common site of irritation because it contains secretory glands that release mucous which attracts the allergens due to its sticky nature. Chronic irritation is a medical term signifying that afflictive health conditions have been present for a while. There are many disorders that can cause chronic irritation, the majority involves the skin, vagina, eyes and lungs.

Definition of irascible in the English dictionary

The definition of irascible in the dictionary is easily angered; irritable. Other definition of irascible is showing irritability.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH IRASCIBLE


crucible
ˈkruːsɪbəl
deducible
dɪˈdjuːsɪbəl
defensible
dɪˈfɛnsɪbəl
dispersible
dɪsˈpɜːsɪbəl
eversible
ɪˈvɜːsɪbəl
flexible
ˈflɛksɪbəl
immersible
ɪˈmɜːsɪbəl
impermissible
ˌɪmpəˈmɪsɪbəl
irreducible
ˌɪrɪˈdjuːsɪbəl
miscibility
ˈmɪsɪbəl
miscible
ˈmɪsɪbəl
ostensible
ɒˈstɛnsɪbəl
passible
ˈpæsɪbəl
possible
ˈpɒsɪbəl
producible
prəˈdjuːsɪbəl
reproducible
ˌriːprəˈdjuːsɪbəl
semi-flexible
ˌsɛmɪˈflɛksɪbəl
sensible
ˈsɛnsɪbəl
sponsible
ˈspɒnsɪbəl
unpossible
ʌnˈpɒsɪbəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE IRASCIBLE

iracund
iracundity
iracundulous
irade
Irak
Iraki
Iran
Iran-Iraq War
Irangate
Iranian
Iraq
Iraqi
IRAS
irascibility
irascibleness
irascibly
irate
irately
irateness

WORDS THAT END LIKE IRASCIBLE

accessible
adducible
coercible
cognoscible
concupiscible
convincible
docible
fencible
forcible
incoercible
inducible
invincible
irreproducible
marcescible
putrescible
reducible
the Crucible
traducible
unreproducible
vincible
vitrescible

Synonyms and antonyms of irascible in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «IRASCIBLE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «irascible» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of irascible

Translation of «irascible» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF IRASCIBLE

Find out the translation of irascible to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of irascible from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «irascible» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

暴躁
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

irascible
570 millions of speakers

English

irascible
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

चिड़चिड़ा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

غضوب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

вспыльчивый
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

irascível
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

একরোখা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

irascible
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tidak kena
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

jähzornig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

短気な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

irascible
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Irascible
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nóng tính
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பங்கேற்பதில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

तापट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

çabuk parlar
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

irascibile
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

krewki
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

запальний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

irascibil
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

οξύθυμος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

driftig
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

irascible
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hissige
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of irascible

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «IRASCIBLE»

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about irascible

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3 QUOTES WITH «IRASCIBLE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word irascible.
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Ed Asner
I can do lovers. I can do Sir Galahad types. I'm not going to limit myself in voice-overs to irascible old men.
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Tom Hardy
I have to make my bones with Hollywood to get in. And when I do maybe I'll metamorphose from Mr. Muscles or whatever it is I am now and become an irascible tosser.
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Ezra Pound
I have never known anyone worth a damn who wasn't irascible.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «IRASCIBLE»

Discover the use of irascible in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to irascible and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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LIFE
The solemn people above, along with three others, made up the group of " irascible" artists who raised the biggest fuss about the Metropolitan's competition (following pages) . All representatives of advanced art, they paint in styles which vary ...
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Basic Writings of St. Thomas Aquinas: Volume 1
Hatred belongs absolutely to the concupiscible appetite, but by reason of the strife which arises from hatred it may belong to the irascible appetite. Third Article WHETHER THE IRASCIBLE AND CONCUPISCIBLE APPETITES OBEY REASON?
Thomas Aquinas, Anton C. Pegis, 1997
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The Ethics of Aquinas
Both the endless successiveness of natural desire and the unlimited complications of desire by rational calculation imply infinity and dissatisfaction (la Dae, q. 30, aa. 3-4). IRASCIBLE PASSIONS The generic object of love and hatred, desire ...
Stephen J. Pope, 2002
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Summa Theologica, Volume 2 (Part II, First Section)
We must now consider the order of the passions to one another; and under this head there are four points of inquiry : { 1 ) The relation of the irascible passions to the concupis- cible passions; (2) The relation of the con- cupiscible passions to ...
St Thomas Aquinas, 2013
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Freedom and Responsibility: Readings in Philosophy and Law
33 warns us to have the hatred of vice in the irascible part. Therefore we should distinguish irascible and con- cupiscible parts in the intellectual soul as well as in the sensitive. Obj. 2. Further, as is commonly said, charity is in the concupiscible,  ...
Herbert Morris, 1961
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Summa Theologica:
Now "that which removes an obstacle, is a kind of mover" (Phys. viii, 4). Therefore the irascible passions precede the concupiscible passions. Objection 3: Further, joy and sadness are concupiscible passions. But joy and sadness succeed to ...
Saint Thomas (Aquinas), 1985
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A Summary of Philosophy
And because the irascible power rises up against hindrances to suitable things that the concupiscible power seeks, and presses against harmful things from which the concupiscible power shrinks, all the emotions of the irascible power arise ...
Saint Thomas Aquinas, Richard J. Regan, 2004
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Descartes and the Passionate Mind
Of these eleven, six are concu- piscible passions (love, desire, pleasure and their opposites, hatred, aversion and sadness), and five irascible (hope and courage and their opposites, despair and fear, and a passion with no opposite, anger.) ...
Deborah J. Brown, 2006
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The Treatise on Human Nature: Summa Theologiae 1a, 75-89
The concupiscible power is so-called from wanting (concupiscendo), and the irascible power from being angry (irascendo). But there is some 5 concupiscence that cannot pertain to sensory appetite, but only to intellective appetite, the will.
St. Thomas Aquinas, Robert Pasnau, 2002
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De Malo
Third Article Does Pride Belong to Irascible Power? It seems that pride does not, for the following reasons: 1. Since irascible power belongs to sense appetites, movements of such power are necessarily emotions because the soul's emotions  ...
Saint Thomas (Aquinas), Brian Davies, 2001

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «IRASCIBLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term irascible is used in the context of the following news items.
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Review: Beethoven sounds a defiant tone at the Bowl - LA Times
When a guitar-riff ringtone interrupted a quiet passage in the concerto, I had a vision of the irascible composer appearing out of nowhere and ... «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»
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'Who do you sponge off?,' Prince Philip asks women - CNN.com
Known for his irascible nature and blunt, politically incorrect sense of humor, the former naval officer has racked up a lengthy string of faux pas ... «CNN, Jul 15»
3
'Let Me Explain You,' by Annie Liontas - The New York Times
He is an irascible, grandstanding, rhetorical-question-asking, self-pitying fellow, “more shovel than man,” as Liontas puts it, in one of many ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
4
Morningstar bristles about being 'refused or ignored' by DoubleLine …
Meanwhile, fed up with Gundlach's increasingly irascible behavior and suspecting he was plotting to steal firm trade secrets on his way out, ... «RIABiz, Jul 15»
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Judges' mandatory retirement serves state poorly
Irreverent, irascible and independent are descriptors of Howdy Manning. We would add inquisitive, indefatigable, insightful, immersed, ... «Durham Herald Sun, Jul 15»
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Happy 60th Birthday, Disneyland! Here are Your Best (and Worst …
Although Splash Mountain basically retells the story of Br'er Rabbit outsmarting the irascible Br'er Fox and the bumbling Br'er Bear, it's really a ... «Cartoon Brew, Jul 15»
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Ian McKellen plays 'Mr. Holmes' - The Press Democrat
He devotes his reclusive days to beekeeping, negotiating with his irascible housekeeper Mrs. Munro (Laura Linney) and entertaining her young ... «Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Jul 15»
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Backstrom coming to FOX in September - Entertainment Focus …
Everett Backstrom is an unhealthy, offensive and irascible – albeit brilliant – detective lieutenant who sees the worst in everyone, and he's ... «Entertainment Focus, Jul 15»
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Shaw's “Pygmalion” Features Battles of Gender and Class In …
Ross Baron's Colonel Pickering is a suitable sidekick for Higgins, contrasting with the irascible professor in his respectful treatment of Eliza, ... «Town Topics, Jul 15»
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Review: Alan Ayckbourn's Confusions, Stephen Joseph Theatre …
... Billington's poker face is comedic minimalism at its best, while Russell Dixon's irascible diner, business boss Mr Pearce, would turn restaurateurs up and down ... «The Press, York, Jul 15»

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