This answers the age-old conundrum: if an angry man delivers seething retorts to a quiet audience, will he make a soundbite?
The angry and defensive manner is replaced by a sincere warmth and geniality.
But Meir Kahane was such an unsavory figure: angry, diabolical, manipulative, a perfect villain.
Most athletes would be bitter and angry until the end of their days.
angry Driver Pulls a Gun Oh, Kentucky, land of horse racing, bourbon, and apparently severe road rage.
Frank was angry, but he held himself in restraint, appearing cool.
Sophia desired him to come down, and even assured him that if he did not, she should be angry.
I began to tremble, seized one of his arms, and implored him not to be angry.
Then I am glad I ventured to say it, particularly as you are not angry with me this time.
It seems to him that he has never been so angry in all his life, and never so helpless.
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.