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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Lots of fans are angry, but loads who otherwise would be are now full of praise for this ‘maverick banter’. Feels too contrived., "Newcastle 2019/20 Home Kit: Magpies Unveil New Shirt as Toon Army Prepares Protest," 1 July 2019 Only licensed pest control operators should attempt the job—though even professionals might balk at the prospect of tackling an oversized hub of angry wasps, Ray says. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Alabamians, Beware the Wasp ‘Super Nest’," 1 July 2019 Unsurprisingly, Julie felt angry, depressed, and abandoned. John Burton, The Mercury News, "Opinion: How legislation would help California’s homeless youth," 30 June 2019 The Greenpeace activists were angry at Mr Morawiecki’s government for blocking a commitment to make the EU carbon-neutral by 2050. The Economist, "Environmentalism is emerging as Europe’s new culture war," 29 June 2019 Mennonite women come to full and fearsome life in Molotschna; brilliant and angry and quick-witted, impossible to ignore or diminish. Sarah Jones, The New Republic, "Miriam Toews’s Quiet Revolution," 26 June 2019 Critically Loved offers a community and free resources for people who are angry, alone or just need a shoulder to cry on. Sarah Ladd, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville group gives a shoulder for parents of ill kids to cry on and space to be angry," 24 June 2019 Dakota would be angry with him for ruining his high., "Livonia dad torments himself every day over his son's final hours," 16 June 2019 At times angry and audibly contesting Burke's description of his past, Wilson ultimately declined to take the stand. Michelle L. Quinn, Post-Tribune, "New trial ends with 87.5-year sentence for EC man convicted of sex crimes," 14 June 2019

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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
literary : seeming to show anger : threatening or menacing


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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