- 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 angrily
Three times,” he says angrily, “thou shalt betray me ere the cock crows.The Stacks: The Judas Priest Teen Suicide Trial
June 28, 2014
After angrily sharing a secret about the friend who posted about him, he catches himself and laughs, exasperated.The App Bringing Out The Best/Worst in Washington’s Gays
May 31, 2014
During his appearance, Morsi angrily asked the presiding judge why he was on trial.Morsi’s Soundproof Glass Booth Trial
February 2, 2014
They say he tried to extort more money from them on the way out of Syria, but Mousa engaged him angrily in Arabic.War Tourists Flock to Syria’s Front Lines
November 2, 2013
The Prime Minister of Israel has been known to angrily decry anti-Israel incitement among Palestinians, and he is right to do so.Why Are Israelis Tone Deaf to Incitement Against Palestinians?
Emily L. Hauser
October 25, 2013
The woman was about to strike him angrily, when she happened to glance at his face.Rico and Wiseli
"You did wrong if you didn't try to win," exclaimed Allis, angrily.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
"Take away that child, Mrs. Beaufort," cried Robert, angrily.Night and Morning, Complete
"Even the beasts will have none of us," cried Number Ten angrily.The Monster Men
Edgar Rice Burroughs
"But, by ——, I have something to do with you," Warren angrily retorted.The Hunted Outlaw
- feeling or expressing annoyance, animosity, or resentment; enraged
- suggestive of angerangry clouds
- severely inflamedan angry sore
Word Origin and History for angrily
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.