angry

adjective
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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Prosecutors would later allege that Adnan was angry after their breakup and jealous that Lee had begun dating someone else. Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "A Complete Timeline of The Case Against Adnan Syed," 31 Mar. 2019 Yes, your friend might be angry, but what matters most in this situation is their safety. Cassie Shortsleeve, SELF, "12 Ways to Show Up for a Friend With Bipolar Disorder," 20 Dec. 2018 Google wasn’t there, and senators were angry Today’s Senate hearing was aimed at getting top Silicon Valley leadership to testify before Congress. Adi Robertson, The Verge, "The 7 biggest moments from today’s social media hearings," 5 Sep. 2018 Looking like glowing red ball of angry about the size of a small moon, the alien ball holds the Discovery suspended in space. Darren Orf, Popular Mechanics, "'Star Trek: Discovery' Is All About Friendship and Death This Week," 8 Feb. 2019 Ned Yost’s lost fire. Cultivating a swagger that was alternately fun and angry was Yost’s greatest managerial success. Sam Mellinger, kansascity, "The State of the Royals, Part 1 of 2: How did they get here?," 12 July 2018 Prosecutors said Hill grew angry after the victim's mother contacted him on Facebook to ask where her son was. Crimesider Staff, CBS News, "Man sentenced for hate crime in live-streamed beating of mentally disabled teen," 6 July 2018 In the first, Bryant was angry at the game for abandoning him. Lee Jenkins, SI.com, "Fantastic Voyage: Kobe Bryant Is Now an Entertainment Mogul with a Friendlier Mission," 12 July 2018 His once private desires to win his father's approval now come packaged as angry tweets and memes tearing down his dad's opponents as illogical, histrionic socialists. Julia Ioffe, GQ, "The Real Story of Donald Trump Jr.," 21 June 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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The first known use of angry was in the 14th century

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angry

adjective

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

angry

adjective
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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