- angry; enraged: an irate customer.
- arising from or characterized by anger: an irate letter to the editor.
Origin of irate
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1. furious, irritated, provoked.
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Examples from the Web for irately
"To cut your throat, you hang-dog scoundrel," said Sampson, irately.The Wreck of the Titan
"If I had hold of the creature that scared the horse, I'd mill him," cried Tom, irately.A Noble Woman
Ann S. Stephens
Somebodys been doing some tall lying, declared Wade irately.The Gray Phantom's Return
The King was in the dining-hall, in dressing-gown and slippers, irately calling for his breakfast!
"Eustace pinched my bare leg," Peter said irately, wriggling to the ground in order to avenge himself.Queensland Cousins
Eleanor Luisa Haverfield
- incensed with anger; furious
- marked by extreme angeran irate letter
C19: from Latin īrātus enraged, from īrascī to be angry
Word Origin and History for irately
1838, from Latin iratus "angry, enraged, violent, furious," past participle of irasci "grow angry," from ira "anger" (see ire).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper