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 angrily (audio) \ adverb
angriness \ ˈaŋ-​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 Fuming Pistons The Pistons were angry the officials didn't review Randle's contact to Maker's chin while scoring the key late basket. Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Pistons fall to Knicks, 95-92, after losing battles on the boards," 9 Feb. 2020 The community was shaken and the ranchers were angry. Erin Stone, azcentral, "Concerns grow that Trump's wall will damage rivers, wildlife habitat on Arizona border," 3 Feb. 2020 Reuters/Tyrone Siu Hong Kong’s leader has given another reason for people to be angry. Mary Hui, Quartz, "The China coronavirus is now at the center of Hong Kong’s protests," 3 Feb. 2020 Previously: Kerry Porter, paid $7.5M for wrongful murder conviction, arrested on a gun charge Gerth: After 11 years locked away, who can blame Kerry Porter for being angry? Billy Kobin, The Courier-Journal, "Kerry Porter, once wrongly convicted of murder, indicted on gun and drug charges," 22 Jan. 2020 Customers were extremely angry on Twitter, pointing out not only the high cost to replace full sound systems, but also the environmental impact of telling thousands of people to toss their perfectly good equipment. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, "If Your Sonos Speaker Was Made Before 2011, You're About to Need a New One," 22 Jan. 2020 Instead, they're faced with angry, tired customers, crying babies, sick passengers, and food, drinks and more to constantly deliver. Cynthia Drescher, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why Gifts for Flight Attendants Are Always a Good Idea," 26 Nov. 2019 Some are hostile and suspicious, many are alienated from a society that ignored them decades before, and all are still angry. Sig Christenson,, "San Antonio veteran’s story helped Hollywood recognize a hero," 13 Jan. 2020 Moreover, participants who contemplated being asked these questions hypothetically imagined feeling angry. Vanessa K. Bohns, The Conversation, "Weinstein jurors must differentiate between consent and compliance – which research shows isn’t easy," 10 Jan. 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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16 Feb 2020

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“Angry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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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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