ETYM Old Eng. boistous; of uncertain origin; cf. W. bwyst wild, savage, wildness, ferocity, bwystus ferocious.
1. Full of rough and exuberant animal spirits; SYN. knockabout.
2. Noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline; SYN. rambunctious, robustious, rumbustious, unruly.
3. Violently agitated and turbulent; SYN. fierce, rough.
1. Lying across or athwart; moving across
2. Running counter; opposite; mutually opposed
3. Involving mutual interchange; reciprocal
4. Marked by typically transitory bad temper
5. Extending over or treating several groups, conditions, or classes
6. Crossbred, hybrid
ETYM Latin irascibilis, from irasci to be angry, ira anger: cf. French irascible. Related to Ire.
Prone to anger; easily provoked or inflamed to anger.
1. Flavored with, or containing, spice or spices; fragrant; aromatic
2. Filled with, spices; hot to the taste.
3. Piquant; racy
Fretful; peevish; easily irritated.
1. Resembling a wasp in form; having a slender waist, like a wasp.
2. Quick to resent a trifling affront; characterized by snappishness; irritable; irascible; petulant; snappish.