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adjective,an·gri·er, an·gri·est.
  1. 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.

  2. expressing, caused by, or characterized by anger; wrathful: angry words.

  1. Chiefly New England and Midland U.S. inflamed, as a sore; exhibiting inflammation.

  2. (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

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English; anger + -y1

Other words for angry

1 irate, incensed, enraged, infuriated, furious, mad; provoked, irritated
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Opposites for angry

Other words from angry

  • an·gri·ly, adverb
  • an·gri·ness, noun
  • half-angry, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

British Dictionary definitions for angry


/ (ˈæŋɡrɪ) /

adjective-grier or -griest
  1. feeling or expressing annoyance, animosity, or resentment; enraged

  2. suggestive of anger: angry clouds

  1. severely inflamed: an angry sore

usage For angry

It was formerly considered incorrect to talk about being angry at a person, but this use is now acceptable

Derived forms of angry

  • angrily, adverb

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