Entry from British & World English dictionary
Having a tendency to be easily angered; irascible.
- He had heard of Mr. Pullwool as the leader of said ring; and being an iracund man, he was ready to knock his head off.
- We didn't get our $3 bus fare refunded, and put up with an iracund taxi driver who had been ticketed earlier in the day.
- 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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