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From Old French iros, from ire. See English ire.


irous (comparative more irous, superlative most irous)

  1. (obsolete) irascible; passionate
    • 1394, Chaucer, “v. 2063”, in The Summoner's Tale[1]:
      And right anon this irous, cursed wrecche / Leet this knyghtes sone bifore hym fecche...

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for irous in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

Old French[edit]


From Late Latin *irosus, from ira (anger, rage) + -osus.


irous m (oblique and nominative feminine singular irouse)

  1. enraged; furious; very angry

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