an·gry | \ˈaŋ-grē \
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 \ adverb
angriness \-grē-nəs \ 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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With Burr reporting live for his station’s broadcast, an angry fan tossed a full beer into Burr’s face. Andrew Joseph, For The Win, "World Cup reporter continued live shot after angry England fan threw beer in his face," 12 July 2018 The request for a delay prompted an angry response Wednesday from Andrew Weissmann, a top prosecutor working for Mueller. Chris Megerian, Anchorage Daily News, "For Paul Manafort, an uncommonly comfortable life behind bars," 12 July 2018 Last week, an Air Force veteran, angry with the VA, lit himself on fire on the steps of the Georgia Capitol in Atlanta. Patrik Jonsson, The Christian Science Monitor, "As war vets enter the fray, stigma lessens around cannabis," 5 July 2018 Preliminary work on Hayward Field's reconstruction project Monday drew an angry response from those seeking to save the east grandstand of the 99-year-old University of Oregon track stadium. Andrew Greif,, "Oregon Ducks bow out of 3x3 World Cup against eventual champs," 12 June 2018 Hernandez also wants to stir the proletariat to like him — finally — and not be angry with the Giants for keeping him around at the expense of prospect Steven Duggar, who might spend the entire summer in Sacramento honing his bat. Henry Schulman, San Francisco Chronicle, "Giants’ Hernandez turning AT&T into Gorkys’ park," 7 June 2018 There were a lot of people who were frustrated and angry with Steve Burd for essentially giving Elizabeth Holmes this cover. Recode Staff, Recode, "Full transcript: WSJ investigative journalist John Carreyrou on Recode Decode," 3 June 2018 People are still angry with the gas station chain however, with claims ranging from Pilot Flying J not having flags at many of their stores to simply not caring about America. William Axford, Houston Chronicle, "Texas gas station latest victim of 'shunned serviceman' online rage," 24 May 2018 The 2018 Emmy nominations are in, and, there's slightly less cause to be angry this year. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, "What the 2018 Emmy nominations got right and wrong," 12 July 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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English Language Learners Definition of angry

: filled with anger : having a strong feeling of being upset or annoyed

: showing anger

: seeming to show anger : threatening or menacing


an·gry | \ˈaŋ-grē \
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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