irate

[ ahy-reyt, ahy-reyt ]
/ aɪˈreɪt, ˈaɪ reɪt /

adjective

angry; enraged: an irate customer.
arising from or characterized by anger: an irate letter to the editor.

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Origin of irate

First recorded in 1830–40; from Latin īrātus, past participle of īrāscī “to be angry, get angry”; see irascible, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM irate

i·rate·ly, adverbi·rate·ness, nounnon·i·rate, adjectivenon·i·rate·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for irate

irate
/ (aɪˈreɪt) /

adjective

incensed with anger; furious
marked by extreme angeran irate letter

Derived forms of irate

irately, adverb

Word Origin for irate

C19: from Latin īrātus enraged, from īrascī to be angry
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