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

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. See More
Recent Examples on the Web For many industries, spiraling inflation and lines of angry customers are usually an ill omen for the bottom line. Jon Sindreu, WSJ, 14 June 2022 On Tuesday, angry residents picketed outside Sheridan Place on East Jefferson and Sheridan over lack of air and other poor conditions. Layla Mcmurtrie, Detroit Free Press, 14 June 2022 There’s an easy argument to be made that drama could have been gained from either emotional reunions or angry confrontations, but there’s an equally easy argument to be made that those directors already had their say and this isn’t about them. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 June 2022 The first inning also included some angry shouting back and forth between the dugouts. Globe Staff,, 12 June 2022 San Diego’s highest-profile situation of similar danger to a local doctor occurred in 1994 when a patient angry over the outcome of a prostate procedure shot Dr. George P. Szollar, a urologist, in the groin. Paul Sisson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 June 2022 Three were involved in incidents in the opening laps, leaving one angry at a teammate. Rob Peeters, The Indianapolis Star, 12 June 2022 Four years after her daughter watched a friend get shot in a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School classroom, Nicole Cook is angry that another community faces the same magnitude of mental health recovery without a roadmap. Cindy Krischer Goodman, Sun Sentinel, 11 June 2022 As the angry mob swarmed the Capitol, Proud Boys members dismantled metal barricades, and directed and led members of the crowd into the building, authorities say. The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 June 2022 See More

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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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“Angry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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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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