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 angry (audio) \ adverb
angriness \ ˈaŋ-​grē-​nəs How to pronounce angry (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 Prosecutors at the time said Banks was angry because his son and Foster had accused him of abuse. Rose Wagner,, 20 July 2021 For their part, the people of Yakutia are angry, too. New York Times, 19 July 2021 Liberals are angry and disappointed that billionaires have not spent more of their vast fortunes on terrestrial problems: Hunger, health care, education, and much more. Washington Post, 18 July 2021 The police had cut off one of the busiest streets at the busiest time, so everyone was so angry. Rachel Handler, Vulture, 12 July 2021 Sheridan theorizes that Stabler was angry and/or humiliated by Finebaum’s article and its fallout from the year before. Creg Stephenson |, al, 2 July 2021 Naturally Suns Twitter, defensive and unable or unwilling to find fault with their team in the best of times, was angry. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 30 June 2021 During the trial, prosecutors alleged that Townsend was angry because his 28-year-old son died in a car accident the day earlier, the Oklahoman reports. Christine Pelisek,, 28 June 2021 But defense attorney Dan Cogdell spent considerable time attacking their credibility, portraying them as angry and bitter. Kevin Krause, Dallas News, 2 July 2021

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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 Jul 2021

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“Angry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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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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