VI. WORDS RELATING TO THE SENTIMENT AND MORAL POWERS

III. SYMPATHETIC AFFECTIONS

1. Social Affections

Irascibility.

[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.

ill humor (sullenness) [more]; asperity, churlishness (discourtesy) [more].

huff (resentment) [more]; a word and a blow.

Sir Fretful Plagiary; brabbler, Tartar; shrew, vixen, virago, termagant, dragon, scold, Xantippe; porcupine; spitfire; fire eater (blusterer) [more]; fury (violent person) [more].

[Verbs] be irascible; have a temper, have a devil in one; fire up (be angry) [more].

[Adjectives] irascible; bad-tempered, ill-tempered; irritable, susceptible; excitable [more]; thin-skinned (sensitive) [more]; fretful, fidgety; on the fret.

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].

querulous, captious, moodish; quarrelsome, contentious, disputatious; pugnacious (bellicose) [more]; cantankerous, exceptious; restiff (perverse) [more]; churlish (discourteous) [more].

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].

[Interjections] pish!

[Phrases] a vieux comptes nouvelles disputes; quamvis tegatur proditur vultu furor [Seneca]; vino tortus et ira [Horace].

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