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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Recent Examples on the Web

He's wounded and angry, and revenge is the strongest motivation of all. Jeff Ayers, Dallas News, "Special ops hero Scot Harvath returns in Brad Thor's 'Backlash'," 17 July 2019 If the computer tagged you as particularly angry, the restaurant could offer a free treat. Houwei Cao For Cnn Business Perspectives, CNN, "I'm developing AI that can read emotions. It's not as creepy as it sounds," 15 July 2019 The job comes with an inherent downside: nips and scratches from the angry, hissing snappers trying to get out of the bag. Tim Evans, Indianapolis Star, "Indiana noodling: Inside the Hoosier tradition of catching snapping turtles by hand," 14 July 2019 There is a contingent within the Democratic party, and especially among Democratic primary voters, that is desperate to be the most progressive, the most annoyed, the most angry, the most anti-establishment. Nr Staff, National Review, "A Series of Own Goals," 13 July 2019 In interviews and online comments, Fire fans were happy, angry, indifferent and every mood in between. John Keilman,, "Chicago Fire fans say Soldier Field could be an appealing location: ‘There’s an appetite for soccer fandom in Chicago’," 11 July 2019 Acosta’s performance lacked the volcanic rage of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, whose angry, partisan remarks before the Senate Judiciary Committee last fall rallied Trump and other Republicans behind his nomination. Matt Ford, The New Republic, "Alexander Acosta’s Trumpian Non-Apology," 10 July 2019 Both were at the same time angry, shocked and devastated. Adam Ferrise,, "Two families devastated after four, including two children, found dead in Cleveland’s Slavic Village," 9 July 2019 Australian citizenship, in my angry, sullen teenage mind, meant diluting my British citizenship. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Meaning of Citizenship: 9 People on How They Found Home," 5 July 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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