(1) When I opened James Howard Kunstler's first nonfiction book four years ago, the irascible , bombastic tone of his descriptions immediately put me off.(2) I know that she is a poor widow, and that this innkeeper happens to be a very irascible person.(3) I think that the distinguished bureau chief of ├ö├ç├┐The New York Times├ö├ç├û in London, got it right when he said Prince Philip has been an irascible person all his life.(4) Keen to open up their own bistro, Robin and Vicky enter into a business partnership with her irascible father James.(5) In retirement, he has often provided the voice of an iconoclastic and irascible senior officer who has seen a lot - and who zealously guards his right to say what he thinks.(6) Dunmore was certainly a haughty, irascible man, who made enemies easily and often.(7) King is also said to be a moody, irascible , and emotional cuss.(8) She effortlessly recalled people and events and could quote at length the irascible characters of Montana history.(9) Campbell, who's lived on the reservation since 1970, is a lifelong, irascible opponent of nuclear power in general, and the Prairie Island plant in particular.(10) Usually, one reads descriptions from traditional authors like the following: choleric people are irascible , violent, and so on - can one-fourth of people really be like this?(11) This concern, added to the French government's fear of enraging its notoriously irascible farmers, is the real motivation behind France's refusal to contemplate real reform of the agricultural organization.(12) It didn't take Manny long to clash with another irascible guard.(13) Ed is voluble, softhearted, irascible , loyal to friends, and drinkative when it comes to single-malts.(14) As a public spokesman for seismology and earthquake hazard mitigation, Richter often showed an irascible personality.(15) Mature students were a rarity and often a target for irascible teachers, so medical school was uncomfortable.(16) As the title suggests, the exhibition focuses on the five sea adventures Tintin embarked on with his companions: Snowy, the irascible Captain Haddock and the virtually deaf Professor Calculus.