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iracund Line breaks: ira|cund
Pronunciation: /ˈʌɪrəkʌnd/

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Definition of iracund in English:


Having a tendency to be easily angered; irascible.
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'.

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