angry [angry angrier angriest] BrE [ˈæŋɡri] NAmE [ˈæŋɡri] adjective (an·grier, an·gri·est) You can also use more angry and most angry.
1. having strong feelings about sth that you dislike very much or about an unfair situation
• Her behaviour really made me angry.
• Thousands of angry demonstrators filled the square.
• The comments provoked an angry response from union leaders.
• ~ with/at sb Please don't be angry with me. It wasn't my fault.
• ~ with/at sb about/for sth I was very angry with myself for making such a stupid mistake.
• ~ at/about/over sth He felt angry at the injustice of the situation.
• The passengers grew angry about the delay.
2. (of a wound) red and infected
3. (literary) (of the sea or the sky) dark and stormy
• the angry sea with its terrible waves
Derived Word: angrily
• Please don't be angry with me.
indignant • • irate • • furious • • incensed • • outraged • • fuming • • seething • • annoyed • • irritated • |especially BrE cross • |especially AmE, informal mad • |written enraged • |taboo, slang pissed off • |AmE, taboo, slang pissed •
angry/indignant/furious/incensed/outraged/fuming/seething/annoyed/irritated/cross/mad/pissed off/pissed at/about sth
angry/indignant/furious/incensed/outraged/annoyed/irritated/cross/mad/pissed off/pissed that…
get angry/annoyed/irritated/cross/mad/pissed off/pissed
Angry or mad? Mad is the usual word for angry in informal American English. When used in British English, especially in the phrase go mad, it can mean ‘very angry’
• Dad'll go mad when he sees what you've done.
mad • indignant • cross • irate
These words all describe people feeling and/or showing anger.
angry • feeling or showing anger: ▪ Please don't be angry with me. ◇ ▪ Thousands of angry demonstrators filled the square.
mad • [not before noun] (informal, especially NAmE) angry: ▪ He ▪ got mad ▪ and walked out. ◇ ▪ She's ▪ mad at me ▪ for being late.
Mad is the usual word for ‘angry’ in informal American English. In British English, the phrase ‘go mad’ means ‘very angry’: ▪ Dad'll go mad when he sees what you've done. ‘Go mad’ can also mean ‘go crazy’ or ‘get very excited’.
indignant • feeling or showing anger and surprise because you think that you or sb else has been treated unfairly: ▪ She was very indignant at the way she had been treated.
cross • (especially BrE, rather informal) rather angry or annoyed: ▪ I was quite cross with him for being late.
This word is often used by or to children.
irate • very angry: ▪ irate customers ◇ ▪ an irate letter
Irate is not usually followed by a preposition: She was irate with me/about it.
angry/mad/indignant/cross about/at sth
angry/cross with sb (for doing sth)
angry/mad/indignant/cross that …
to get angry/mad/cross
to make sb angry/mad/cross
• Local people are very angry about the plans to close another hospital.
• She couldn't stay angry with him for long.
• She had every right to be angry about the damage to the house.
• That man makes me angry every time I see him.
• The members of the group are frustrated and angry at their lack of power.
• They are understandably angry that some workers will be fired.
• Please don't be angry with me.
• an angry voice/letter/response
1. feeling or showing anger
- angry at the weather
- angry customers
- an angry silence
- sending angry letters to the papers
- angry clouds on the horizon
- furious winds
- the raging sea
Syn: furious, raging, tempestuous, wild
Webster's 1913 Dictionary:
|a.||1.||Troublesome; vexatious; rigorous.|
God had provided a severe and angry education to chastise the forwardness of a young spirit.
|2.||Inflamed and painful, as a sore.|
|3.||Touched with anger; under the emotion of anger; feeling resentment; enraged; - followed generally by with before a person, and at before a thing.|
Be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves.
Wherefore should God be angry at thy voice?
|4.||Showing anger; proceeding from anger; acting as if moved by anger; wearing the marks of anger; as, angry words or tones; an angry sky; angry waves.|
Sweet rose, whose hue, angry and brave.
|6.||Sharp; keen; stimulated.|
I never ate with angrier appetite.
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