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 \ ˈaŋ-​grə-​lē How to pronounce angrily (audio) \ adverb
angriness \ ˈaŋ-​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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Recent Examples on the Web Russia was also increasingly angry with Trump’s willingness to employ energy as a political tool. Will Kennedy,, "Why the OPEC-Russia Blowup Sparked All-Out Oil Price War," 19 May 2020 On the other hand, Nathan and Lucas (who certainly has grounds to be angry with Nathan) fist-bump and act like nothing ever happened. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "11 One Tree Hill Moments Only True Fans Will Admit Were Truly Terrible," 19 May 2020 This was just one in a series of odd posts from the CEO that included song lyrics, the due date of his child, and that his recording artist girlfriend Grimes was angry with him. Roberto Baldwin, Car and Driver, "Elon Musk Drags Tesla Stock Price Down with Tweet," 1 May 2020 The investor who foresaw the banking crisis and profited is catapulted to messiah, while the taxpayer gets angry that run-of-the-mill bankers didn’t predict it. WSJ, "Covid-19, Human Nature, Evasion and Blame Shifting," 10 Apr. 2020 To describe President Trump as angry that no official involved in those 2016 hijinks has been prosecuted understates the matter. Andrew C. Mccarthy, National Review, "No to ‘FISA Reform’," 14 Mar. 2020 This is just making me angry because this is all crap. Christine Brennan, USA TODAY, "Prominent track and field coach John Rembao accused of sexual harassment in lawsuit," 11 Mar. 2020 As many rushed to point out, Reed was always outspoken, and often quite angry. Los Angeles Times, "Column: Surprise! The Internet has thoughts about Adele’s new body," 6 May 2020 Shortly after his death, an angry crowd of men surrounded a police vehicle near Beighpora, climbing atop it and battering its windows with wooden poles and sheets of tin. Sameer Yasir, New York Times, "Top Kashmiri Militant Is Killed, Sparking Protests and Rage," 6 May 2020

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First Known Use of angry

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for angry

Middle English, "ill-tempered, resentful, incensed, vexing," from anger, angre "distress, affliction, hostile attitude, strong displeasure" + -y -y entry 1 — more at anger entry 1

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24 May 2020

Cite this Entry

“Angry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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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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