- feeling or showing anger or strong resentment (usually followed by at, with, or about): to be angry at the dean; to be angry about the snub.
- expressing, caused by, or characterized by anger; wrathful: angry words.
- Chiefly New England and Midland U.S. inflamed, as a sore; exhibiting inflammation.
- (of an object or phenomenon) exhibiting a characteristic or creating a mood associated with anger or danger, as by color, sound, force, etc.: an angry sea; the boom of angry guns.
Origin of angry
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Examples from the Web for angriest
Neither of which even compares to the angriest and most sexist of the comments.Death of ‘Gamer’ Identity: How Hardcore Trolls Pwned Themselves
September 17, 2014
The angriest voters win midterm elections and the right is really mad.Democrats, You Better Get Angry or You’ll Lose Congress
April 23, 2014
Speaking of Anger Management, can you recall a time where you were ever at your angriest?Charlie Sheen On ‘Anger Management’, Lindsay Lohan, Partying & More
January 16, 2013
The writer and ACT-UP founder has been called "the angriest gay man in the world."For One Night, Larry Kramer's Not Angry
April 27, 2011
We in fixed income were probably the most arrogant about a lot of things, but we were also the angriest about losing Warren.How Pot Helped Destroy Bear Stearns
William D. Cohan
March 6, 2009
Both were unhappy; but Kate was angriest, and Griffith saddest.
When Austin came home that evening it was to face the angriest girl he had ever seen.The Hero of Hill House
I have often thought that he was the angriest man I ever saw in my life.Life and Adventures of 'Billy' Dixon
She had heard that Leslie could pretend affability when she was the angriest.Marjorie Dean College Junior
Of all Bertram's friends, Billy, perhaps not unnaturally, was the angriest.Miss Billy's Decision
Eleanor H. Porter
- feeling or expressing annoyance, animosity, or resentment; enraged
- suggestive of angerangry clouds
- severely inflamedan angry sore
Word Origin and History for angriest
late 14c., from anger (n.) + -y (2). Originally "full of trouble, vexatious;" sense of "enraged, irate" also is from late 14c. The Old Norse adjective was ongrfullr "sorrowful," and Middle English had angerful "anxious, eager" (mid-13c.). The phrase angry young man dates to 1941 but was popularized in reference to the play "Look Back in Anger" (produced 1956) though it does not occur in that work.
"There are three words in the English language that end in -gry. Two of them are angry and hungry. What is the third?" There is no third (except some extremely obscure ones). Richard Lederer calls this "one of the most outrageous and time-wasting linguistic hoaxes in our nation's history" and traces it to a New York TV quiz show from early 1975.