edgy, SI. uptight, hasty; choleric, peppery, quick-tempered, short-tempered, Inf. short-fused, Inf. trigger-happy; cross, surly, churlish, snappy, snappish, waspish, petulant, peevish, huffy, huffish, captious, fractious, perverse; cranky, grouchy, crabbed, crabby, gruff, sour, moody, crotchety; splenetic, spleenful, bilious, dyspeptic, ill-tempered, Australian, crook, bad-tempered, ill-natured, ill-humored; cantankerous, querulous, quarrelsome, contentious; angry, belligerent, up in arms, pugnacious, bellicose; volatile, volcanic, explosive, hot-tempered, hot-headed, fiery, inflammable. irate, adj. 1. wrathful, wroth, very angry, ireful, incensed; enraged, raging, fuming, infuriated, Rare. infuriate, furious; inflamed, flaming, flaring, flared up, heated, red-hot, white-hot; distraught, overwrought, upset, feverish, hysterical, not rational; violent, unrestrained, uncontrollable; ranting, raving, storming, foaming at the mouth, rabid, fanatical, frenzied; frantic, crazed, Pathol, delirious, mad, Inf. wild, out of one's mind, beside oneself.
2. peeved, annoyed, vexed, irritated; piqued, chafed, galled, riled, nettled, Inf. fit to be tied; offended, affronted, displeased, indignant; worked up, stirred up, kindled, enkindled; passionate, impassioned, impas-sionate, overexcited.
3. irritable, cross, surly, snappish, petulant, peevish; testy, choleric, touchy, huffy, peppery; splenetic, spleenful, bilious, cranky, ill-tempered, bad-tempered; irascible, quick-tempered, short-tempered, Inf. short-fused; quarrelsome, contentious, belligerent, pugnacious, bellicose; volatile, volcanic, explosive, hot-tempered, hot-headed, fiery, inflammable. ire, n. 1. anger, dudgeon, high dudgeon, Scot. birse, Inf. Irish, Inf. dander; wrath, passion, hot blood, hot temper, vials of wrath; rage, fury.
2. choler, bile, spleen, gall, ill or bad humor, ill or bad temper, ill or bad feeling; embitterment, bitterness, resentment, bitter resentment, exacerbation, hard feelings; enmity, animosity, ill will, bad blood; virulence, acrimony, acerbity.
3. exasperation, irritation, annoyance, vexation, Inf. aggravation; displeasure, dissatisfaction, discontentment, disapproval, disapprobation. ireful, adj. 1. wrathful, enraged, furious, infuriated, Rare, infuriate, maddened; angry, irate; irritated, annoyed, vexed, peeved, Inf. aggravated; exasperated, fed up.
2. irritable, irascible, petulant, short-tempered, ill-tempered, bad-tempered; testy, edgy, touchy, grouchy, peevish, crabby; snappish, bearish, currish; surly, gruff, brash, brusque; acrimonious, caustic, virulent, mordant, trenchant, venomous, envenomed. irenic, adj. peaceful, peaceable, peaceloving, dovish, mild, gentle; pacific, pacificatory, peacemaking, diplomatic; conciliatory, propitiatory, appeasing, mollifying, placating. iridescence, n. shimmer, shimmering, glisten, glistening, glimmer, glimmering, flickering, sparkle, sparkling, glitter, shine, shininess, dazzle, dazzling, luster, lustrousness; reflection, reflectiveness, reflectivity, interplay of light and color; opalescence, pearliness, iris-ation; changeableness, changeability, variableness, variability, variance; variegation, variedness, polychromaticism. iridescent, adj. 1. shimmery, shimmering, glistening, glittering, glittery, flickering, sparkling, shiny, shining, dazzling, reflective, reflectional; pearly, opalescent, opaline, mother-of-pearl, nacreous, nacred; kaleidoscopic, kaleidoscopical, changeable, changeful, variable, variant, varying.