Irascibility


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Irascibility

Caius, Dr.
irritable physician. [Br. Lit.: Merry Wives of Windsor]
Donald Duck
cantankerousness itself. [Comics: Horn, 216–217]
Elisha
sics bears on boys for their jibing. [O.T.: II Kings 2:23–24]
Findlay, Maude
out-spoken, oft-married, liberated woman. [TV: “Maude” in Terrace, II, 79–80]
Granny
cantankerous matriarch of the Clampett family. [TV: “The Beverly Hillbillies” in Terrace, I, 93–94]
Hotspur
Sir Henry Percy, so named for his fiery character. [Br. Lit.: I Henry IV]
Houlihan, Hot Lips
resident termagant of M ° A ° S ° H 4077. [TV: “M ° A ° S ° H” in Terrace, II, 70–71]
Nipper, Susan
sharp-tongued nurse of Florence Dombey. [Br. Lit.: Dombey and Son]
Tybalt
irascible foil to peacemaking Benvolio. [Br. Lit.: Romeo and Juliet]
yellow bile
humor effecting temperament of irritability. [Medieval Physiology: Hall, 130]
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To women, and women alone, does Turin concede without coercion his irascibility and hotheadedness.
Ascanio Condivi, an early friend of Michelangelo, who corrected the first edition of Vasari's biography under Michelangelo's direction, gives a sketch of the artist's character, which largely contradicts stories of Michelangelo's irascibility.
61) The contrast to the language and behavior of the other pair of lovers is even more pronounced if we recall that Li Mubai and Xiulien would have likely been able to "live happily ever after," had it not been for the murderous schemes, foolish impetuousness and irascibility of the non-Han characters.
Of course, they may exhibit some measure of anger when the occasion warrants, yet they will eschew irascibility or wrath.
I know you are very ill, and given your inherent irascibility, maybe don't want to be bothered by all this narrative.
Through philosophy a wise person learns not to be offended and is thus healed, more or less, of irascibility.
It is this last consideration--the cussed irascibility of thumos--that seems incongruent with harmonising, rationalising and mildly optimistic vision of TOMS.
But irascibility quickly leads to more active opposition (1.
From 1917 to 1921, Roth had gained a reputation among writers and patrons not only for his editorial skills, but also for flamboyance, arrogance, and irascibility (Wood to Roth, 5 July 1921; Syrkin to Roth, 1920).
I remember for the first time his irascibility, his whiney voice.