Irascibility (See also Anger, Exasperation, Shrewishness.) Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Irascibility (See also Anger, Exasperation, Shrewishness.)


  1. Caius, Dr. irritable physician. [Br. Lit.: Merry Wives of Windsor]
  2. Donald Duck cantankerousness itself. [Comics: Horn, 216–217]
  3. Elisha sics bears on boys for their jibing. [O.T.: II Kings 2:23–24]
  4. Findlay, Maude out-spoken, oft-married, liberated woman. [TV: “Maude” in Terrace, II, 79–80]
  5. Granny cantankerous matriarch of the Clampett family. [TV: “The Beverly Hillbillies” in Terrace, I, 93–94]
  6. Hotspur Sir Henry Percy, so named for his fiery character. [Br. Lit.: I Henry IV]
  7. Houlihan, Hot Lips resident termagant of M ° A ° S ° H 4077. [TV: “M ° A ° S ° H” in Terrace, II, 70–71]
  8. Nipper, Susan sharp-tongued nurse of Florence Dombey. [Br. Lit.: Dombey and Son]
  9. Tybalt irascible foil to peacemaking Benvolio. [Br. Lit.: Romeo and Juliet]
  10. yellow bile humor effecting temperament of irritability. [Medieval Physiology: Hall, 130]