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 The immediate impacts have been that Facebook’s core product is less interesting, less traffic is flowing from it to publishers, and an unusually broad coalition of society is angry with Facebook. James Slezak, Wired, "Facebook’s Petty Unfriending of Australia," 23 Feb. 2021 My daughter is extremely angry at my wife and the niece and her husband. Abigail Van Buren, oregonlive, "Dear Abby: Beloved wedding arch loaned to relative gets trashed, tossed out," 22 Feb. 2021 Then, as now, the public was angry with corrupt insiders rigging the economy. The Economist, "Does Mahmoud Ahmadinejad want to be president of Iran again?," 20 Feb. 2021 The instructor appeared to grow angry with the student for not answering him. Brittny Mejia Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Bay Area school board members resign after making disparaging comments about parents in virtual meeting," 20 Feb. 2021 But those close to the former vice president do not believe that most of the GOP base is angry with him. Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner, "Pence first out of the gate, merges traditional conservatism with Trump base," 5 Feb. 2021 According to the report, Bigfoot deniers are apparently angry with him for wasting time on a bill based around a creature that doesn’t exist. Michael Hollan, Fox News, "Oklahoma Rep. faces backlash for Bigfoot 'hunting season,' says he's been called an idiot," 25 Jan. 2021 White House officials are universally angry with Mr. Giuliani and blame him for both of Mr. Trump’s impeachments. New York Times, "After 2 Impeachments, Giuliani Vows to Continue His Fervor for Trump," 14 Jan. 2021 After 27 million driver’s license records are stolen, Texans get angry with the seller: the government. Dave Lieber, Dallas News, "From a near riot to the biggest hack of Texans’ information, 2020 was filled with wins and losses," 24 Dec. 2020

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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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The first known use of angry was in the 14th century

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2 Mar 2021

Cite this Entry

“Angry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 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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