It is a very quick and highly irascible beast and even known to turn on its pursuer.
irascible man with a sharp tongue, Jerome made enemies as well as friends.
His distinction among moral virtues of the justice that renders others their due from the virtues that control the appetites and passions of the agent himself, represents his interpretation of the Niconiachean Ethics; while his account of these latter virtues is a simple transcript of Aristotle's, just as his division of the non-rational element of the soul into " concupiscible " and " irascible " is the old Platonic one.
He was not an agreeable companion, violent in his passions, nervous, restless, and in old age extremely irascible.
irascible editor of the Creative People's Website.