adjective. 1 prone to anger. 2 easily provoked or inflamed to anger. 3 choleric. 4 irritable. 5 hot-tempered.
George was an irascible man. It got worse when he drank. Family knew to steer clear when he started ranting about the greedy Jews that foreclosed on his house. He'd move on to anger about the roving Mexican gangs that were invading America from the south. His face would flush with a rutilant glow. "President Barack Obama and the United Nations were conspiring to form a One World Government. FEMAR," he'd spit with venom, "would go door to door confiscatin' all the guns and putting us in concentration camps." Eventually, after hours of monologue, the alcohol would deplete George's energy. He'd sit in his ratty chair, and fall asleep.