III. SYMPATHETIC AFFECTIONS
1. Social Affections
[Nouns] irascibility, irascibleness, temper; crossness; susceptibility, procacity, petulance, irritability, tartness, acerbity, protervity; pugnacity (contentiousness) [more].
excitability [more]; bad temper, fiery temper, crooked temper, irritable temper; genus irritabile, hot blood.
huff (resentment) [more]; a word and a blow.
[Verbs] be irascible; have a temper, have a devil in one; fire up (be angry) [more].
hasty, overhasty, quick, warm, hot, testy, touchy, techy, tetchy; like touchwood, like tinder; huffy; pettish, petulant; waspish, snappish, peppery, fiery, passionate, choleric, shrewish, "sudden and quick in quarrel" [As You Like It].
cross, cross as crabs, cross as two sticks, cross as a cat, cross as a dog, cross as the tongs; fractious, peevish, in a bad temper; sulky [more]; angry [more]. resentful, resentive; vindictive [more].