- 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 angrier
The more you say: “Your loved one is dead,” the angrier they become.The Flight 370 Paradox: How Do You Mourn a Missing Person?
March 15, 2014
He followed up on February 14 with a second, angrier post, “Jewish Groups Must End Silence on Hagel.”How the Chuck Hagel Fight Changed the American Jewish Landscape in Washington
J. J. Goldberg
August 20, 2013
She says her friends and peers are angrier and more jumpy than the people she has met in Egypt.The Gaza Prison
Sarah A. Topol
November 21, 2012
But the longer I stared at the picture, the angrier I got with Nixon.George McGovern & Me
October 21, 2012
People ask if I worry that the suit will only make Shon angrier.Busting a Cyberstalker: How Carla Franklin Fought Back—and Triumphed
October 12, 2012
Would she be sure to recognize any equivocation, and be angrier at that?Hetty's Strange History
But Daedalus, instead of being proud of his nephew, was angrier than before.Classic Myths
Mary Catherine Judd
A voice inside Francis took part with the old man, and made him yet angrier.Heather and Snow
Angry he was at Warboise's disloyalty; angrier at the manner of it.Brother Copas
Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
She was angrier with Cora than she had ever been before since the opening of Pinewood Hall.A Little Miss Nobody
Amy Bell Marlowe
- feeling or expressing annoyance, animosity, or resentment; enraged
- suggestive of angerangry clouds
- severely inflamedan angry sore
Word Origin and History for angrier
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.