- angry; enraged: an irate customer.
- arising from or characterized by anger: an irate letter to the editor.
Origin of irate
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Examples from the Web for irate
In one episode, two undercover air marshals subdued and handcuffed the irate traveler in question.Solution to Seat Rage: No More Reclining
September 4, 2014
At the time of this writing, over 800 irate comments follow the post.The Schools That Starve Students to Punish Deadbeat Parents
January 30, 2014
Who but an irate headmaster ever referred to Jack Nicholson by his surname?Jack Nicholson Deserves a Better Biography Than This
October 31, 2013
How wrong is the Tea Party, irate and ill-tempered as it may be, in its critique of government operations?Obama’s 2012 Campaign Prepped for Disaster. Obamacare Didn’t.
October 23, 2013
As protestors and irate MKs demonstrate, this cannot change with one Supreme Court ruling.Why the Israeli Supreme Court Ruling on African Migrants Isn't Enough
September 19, 2013
He looked down at the irate red face with a calm and wondering eye.Roden's Corner
Henry Seton Merriman
The judge was irate, and determined to give the intruder a set down.Vivian Grey
Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
"You—you go and clean up the cellar," ordered the irate captain.Cap'n Dan's Daughter
Joseph C. Lincoln
The irate Shadrach seized his steward by the collar and shook him, not too gently.Mary-'Gusta
Joseph C. Lincoln
"May you be roasted on a gridiron like Saint Lawrence," gasped the irate priest.Love-at-Arms
- incensed with anger; furious
- marked by extreme angeran irate letter
Word Origin and History for irate
1838, from Latin iratus "angry, enraged, violent, furious," past participle of irasci "grow angry," from ira "anger" (see ire).