an·​gry | \ˈaŋ-grē \
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 \ adverb
angriness \-​grē-​nəs \ 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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The teen's father, Alfian Adilang, said the family is overjoyed at his return but angry with his employer. Ali Kotarumalos, Fox News, "Indonesian teenager rescued after drifting 7 weeks at sea," 24 Sep. 2018 In 1924, an angry voter wrote Coolidge complaining that a black man was attempting to run for Congress. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian, "For His Patriotic Birthday, Five Facts About Calvin Coolidge," 2 July 2018 Peter Furey, executive director of the New Jersey farm bureau, said its members are angry about a potential trade war, particularly with China. Courtney Becker,, "In Pa. and N.J., brewing trade disputes with Canada and China could harm firms," 22 June 2018 During a meeting with Perez last week, many members were angry about proposals to rid the party of superdelegates completely. Adam Levy, CNN, "Congressional Democrats could lose their status as DNC superdelegates," 13 June 2018 Taking all that into account, Twitter seemed furious that both Tinashe and Evanna landed in the bottom, while Bobby and John (the two who were targeted most with angry tweets) advanced despite their relatively low scores: Yikes. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "‘Dancing with the Stars’ Fans Are Livid at Bobby Bones and Joe Amabile After Last Night," 16 Oct. 2018 Pro tip: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is home to three active volcanoes that have been angry of late (though Kilauea has been quiet now for more than a month). Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Islands in the U.S.: 2018 Readers' Choice Awards," 9 Oct. 2018 Waves of angry fish and sharks swarm Bandit to the sounds of heavy drums. Jacqueline Detwiler, Popular Mechanics, "The Heroes of Science Who Are Unlocking the Brain," 3 Oct. 2018 Then, as now, angry Democrats vowed to challenge I.D.C. members, and Mr. Liu entered the race. New York Times, "John Liu Plots a Comeback Trail, Targeting a Renegade Democrat," 13 July 2018

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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

: seeming to show anger : threatening or menacing


an·​gry | \ˈaŋ-grē \
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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