angry

adjective
an·​gry | \ ˈaŋ-grē How to pronounce angry (audio) \
angrier; angriest

Definition of angry

1 : feeling or showing anger an angry crowd
2a : indicative of or proceeding from anger angry words
b : seeming to show anger or to threaten in an angry manner an angry sky
3 : painfully inflamed an angry rash

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Other Words from angry

angrily \ -​grə-​lē How to pronounce angrily (audio) \ adverb
angriness \ -​grē-​nəs How to pronounce angriness (audio) \ noun

Examples of angry in a Sentence

I've never seen her look so angry. An angry crowd gathered outside the courthouse. I was angry that he had forgotten my birthday. What made you so angry? He got angry when he found out about their plans. He sent an angry letter to the company president. They had an argument and exchanged some angry words. She gave me an angry look.
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In the first, Bryant was angry at the game for abandoning him. Lee Jenkins, SI.com, "Fantastic Voyage: Kobe Bryant Is Now an Entertainment Mogul with a Friendlier Mission," 12 July 2018 His once private desires to win his father's approval now come packaged as angry tweets and memes tearing down his dad's opponents as illogical, histrionic socialists. Julia Ioffe, GQ, "The Real Story of Donald Trump Jr.," 21 June 2018 On the other hand, there’s no way to do something that matters without risking people being angry with you. Adam Rathe, Town & Country, "Oskar Eustis and Suzan-Lori Parks Are Theater's Most Dynamic Duo," 25 Feb. 2019 Others are angry that more than two years into Republican control of all three branches of the federal government, Planned Parenthood still hasn’t been fully defunded. Jane Coaston, Vox, "Fox News demanded a government shutdown — and got one," 22 Dec. 2018 Viewers were angry and confused after the show revealed Linda had died in an apparent helicopter crash. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "'Blue Bloods' Finally Revealed the Truth About Linda Reagan's Death," 12 Nov. 2018 And that can blow up in your face — the area will become angry and red. Beth Janes, Seventeen, "What to Do the *Second* a Pimple Appears," 7 Aug. 2018 These red, ulcerated, irregular, angry-looking tumors typically arise in the mouth of dogs. Dr. Patty Khuly, miamiherald, "Most lumps are nothing serious, but don't take a chance. Call the vet.," 5 July 2018 Granted, there is no mistaking the message delivered by the troll closest to the main Morton parking lot, an angry-looking fellow holding a boulder above his head, about to bring it down on the old car mounted at his feet. Steve Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "'Troll Hunt' is here! There are trolls amid the trees at Morton Arboretum — one of them 50 feet long," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of angry

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for angry

see anger entry 1

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The first known use of angry was in the 14th century

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angry

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of angry

: filled with anger : having a strong feeling of being upset or annoyed
: showing anger
literary : seeming to show anger : threatening or menacing

angry

adjective
an·​gry | \ ˈaŋ-grē How to pronounce angry (audio) \
angrier; angriest

Kids Definition of angry

: feeling or showing great annoyance or displeasure : feeling or showing anger

Other Words from angry

angrily \ -​grə-​lē \ adverb shouting angrily

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