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synonyms for irascibility

  • acerbity
  • anger
  • annoyance
  • crossness
  • dander
  • excitability
  • fit
  • fretfulness
  • furor
  • fury
  • heat
  • huffiness
  • impatience
  • ire
  • irritability
  • irritation
  • miff
  • outburst
  • passion
  • peevishness
  • petulance
  • pugnacity
  • rage
  • resentment
  • sensitivity
  • snit
  • sourness
  • spleen
  • stew
  • sullenness
  • surliness
  • tantrum
  • tartness
  • tear
  • temperament
  • tetchiness
  • tiff
  • tizzy
  • touchiness
  • wax
  • bad humor
  • cantankerousness
  • grouchiness
  • hotheadedness
  • ill-humor
  • irascibleness
  • low boiling point
  • short fuse
  • slow burn
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antonyms for irascibility

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  • calm
  • calmness
  • contentment
  • control
  • ease
  • enjoyment
  • happiness
  • harmony
  • joy
  • peace
  • pleasure
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How to use irascibility in a sentence

Pope was a member of the same coffee house club for a year, but his inborn irascibility eventually led him to drop out of it.
ALL ABOUT COFFEEWILLIAM H. UKERS
The mental state is characterised at once by great indifference and undue irascibility.
DEGENERACYEUGENE S. TALBOT
Solicitor-General Hagerman spoke in a similar strain, but with less of irascibility.
THE STORY OF THE UPPER CANADA REBELLION, VOLUME 1JOHN CHARLES DENT
I found him a man of extreme irascibility without adequate cause; hasty in action in hazardous cases to a degree that alarmed me.
THE LILY OF THE VALLEYHONORE DE BALZAC
He gave way to an irascibility which he tried to check, and to ask with indifference, "Why did he come back?"
THE MARCH FAMILY TRILOGY, COMPLETEWILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS
I repeated, with a degree of irascibility that roused her to lift her eyes and look me steadily in the face.
THE TENANT OF WILDFELL HALLANNE BRONTE
But Mr. Boler gave no evidence of noticing the interruption nor of observing the irascibility of his guest.
A THOUGHTLESS YESHELEN H. GARDENER
Perhaps, in all her extensive experience upon the subject of education, she never betrayed one symptom of irascibility.
MEMOIRS OF THE AUTHOR OF A VINDICATION OF THE RIGHTS OF WOMANWILLIAM GODWIN
Knowing Annixter's irascibility, he had expected to produce a more dramatic effect.
THE OCTOPUSFRANK NORRIS
It was this constant urging, coupled with irascibility and energy, for three long hours.
SISTER CARRIETHEODORE DREISER
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WORDS RELATED TO IRASCIBILITY

  • acerbity
  • animosity
  • antipathy
  • asperity
  • astringency
  • belligerence
  • bitterness
  • churlishness
  • crankiness
  • harshness
  • ill will
  • irascibility
  • malevolence
  • malice
  • mordancy
  • peevishness
  • rancor
  • rudeness
  • sarcasm
  • spite
  • tartness
  • unkindness
  • virulence
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