Definition of irate
- an irate taxpayer
- irate words
Irate viewers called the television network to complain about the show.
the big increase in cable rates prompted a flood of irate calls and letters
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angered, angry, apoplectic, ballistic, choleric, enraged, foaming, fuming, furious, hopping, horn-mad, hot, incensed, indignant, inflamed (also enflamed), infuriate, infuriated, ireful, livid, mad, outraged, rabid, rankled, riled, roiled, sore, steamed up, steaming, teed off, ticked, wrathful, wroth;
aggravated, annoyed, bearish, cantankerous, churlish, crabby, cranky, dyspeptic, exasperated, fretful, fussy, grouchy, grumpy, ill-humored, irascible, irritable, peevish, perturbed, petulant, put out, quick-tempered, snappish, testy, touchy;
bent out of shape, blue in the face, fit to be tied, hopping mad, hot under the collar, in a fume, in a huff, in a pet;
: very angry
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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