Definition of iracund in English:


Line breaks: ira|cund
Pronunciation: /ˈʌɪrəkʌnd


Having a tendency to be easily angered; irascible.
More example sentences
  • High above the rest rose the guttural sounds of the iracund forester.
  • They were a strong-boned, iracund herdsman-and-fisher people.
  • My iracund heart had already acquired a propensity for aggravating its own fault lines—acquired it in my infancy, and developed it like a minor league prospect.


early 19th century: from Latin iracundus, from ira 'anger'.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day noisome
Pronunciation: ˈnɔɪs(ə)m
having an extremely offensive smell