Example sentences for: irascible

How can you use “irascible” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Volpes ( volpe fox) were cunning, Orsinos ( orso bear) lumbering, Manzos ( manzo bullock) taciturn, Botolinos ( botolo snapping cur) irascible, Cagnas ( cagna bitch) surly, and Buffas ( buffa Sicilian dialect for toad) detestable.

  • About his late brother-in-law, the loveable but notoriously irascible Alfred Kazin, he once remarked, "We're all human, but Alfred abuses the privilege."

  • Head of a powerful clan, winner of wars, adviser to kings, father of five (legitimate) sons, he was also, reproves the Encyclopaedia Britannica , irascible and a ruthless authoritarian.

  • Now McCain is running from the character issue: His Vietnam ordeal, detractors allege, left him irascible, unstable, unfit for the presidency.

  • Read Maureen Gosling's journals about the making of Fitzcarraldo , or Bruce Chatwin's essay on Cobra Verde , and you discover a rather different Kinski: an irascible, lonely, lovable eccentric, whose fits of rage come and go like squalls, whose childish enthusiasm for filmmaking and playacting bursts through the put-on cynicism.

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