angry young man

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  1. (often initial capital letter) one of a group of British writers of the late 1950s and the 1960s whose works reflect strong dissatisfaction with, frustration by, and rebellion against tradition and society.

  2. any author writing in this manner.

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How to use angry young man in a sentence

  • "I imagine you're a pretty angry young man, Mr. Robertson," he said in his scratchy voice.

    Card Trick | Walter Bupp AKA Randall Garrett
  • With the explosion Ned Bashford was on his feet, no longer a tired Greek, but a violently angry young man.

  • But Captain Marston placed a hand upon the arm of the angry young man.

    The Fatal Cord | Mayne Reid

British Dictionary definitions for angry young man

angry young man

  1. (often capitals) one of several British novelists and playwrights of the 1950s who shared a hostility towards the established traditions and ruling elements of their country

  2. any similarly rebellious person

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