angry


angry
an|gry
W3S3 [ˈæŋgri] adj comparative angrier superlative angriest
[Date: 1300-1400; Origin: anger]
1.) feeling strong emotions which make you want to shout at someone or hurt them because they have behaved in an unfair, cruel, offensive etc way, or because you think that a situation is unfair, unacceptable etc
→↑annoyed
I was angry because he hadn't told me his plans.
He was beginning to get angry .
His comments brought an angry response from opposition politicians.
'Calm down,' she said, looking at his angry face.
angry with/at
'Please don't be angry with me,' she said.
Jesse laughed, which made me even angrier .
angry about/over
Kate's still so angry about the whole thing.
angry (that)
The workers are angry that they haven't been paid for the week.
2.) angry with/at yourself
feeling strongly that you wish you had done something or had not done something
David was angry with himself for letting the others see his true feelings.
3.) literary an angry sky or cloud looks dark and stormy
4.) literary an angry wound etc is painful and red and looks infected
>angrily adv
Joey reacted angrily to the news.
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WORD FOCUS: angry
a little angry: miffed (informal), peeved (informal)
rather angry: annoyed, irritated, cross, in a bad/foul mood
very angry: furious, livid, outraged, incensed, incandescent with rage (formal)
to become angry: lose your temper, go mad (BrE), go berserk (informal), go ballistic (informal), hit the roof (informal)
words for describing someone who often gets angry: bad-tempered, grouchy, cantankerous, crabby, stroppy (BrE informal)
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Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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