irate

adjective
\ ī-ˈrāt How to pronounce irate (audio) , ˈī-ˌ, i-ˈrāt \

Definition of irate

1 : roused to ire an irate taxpayer
2 : arising from anger irate words

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Other Words from irate

irately adverb
irateness noun

Examples of irate in a Sentence

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
Recent Examples on the Web When commissioners in Palm Beach County, Florida, mandated face masks in public, an irate crowd of constituents—who weren’t wearing masks—jeered them for trampling the U.S. Constitution. Gus Garcia-roberts, USA TODAY, "As coronavirus surges in Republican territory, so does rage over masks," 10 July 2020 When commissioners in Palm Beach County, Florida, mandated face masks in public, an irate crowd of constituents — who weren’t wearing masks — jeered them for trampling the U.S. Constitution. Gus Garcia-roberts, Detroit Free Press, "As coronavirus surges in Republican territory, so does rage over masks," 12 July 2020 Here’s the thing: Even when it was explained that Jerry knelt before the anthem, callers remained irate. Kevin Sherrington, Dallas News, "Time to speak up, Jerry: Cowboys players shouldn’t have to cover for their silent owner," 26 June 2020 Salazar said the mask-less, irate customer could face assault charges of a public official. Scott Huddleston, ExpressNews.com, "Irate customer erupts, gets into confrontation with county judge over mask rule at San Antonio store," 24 June 2020 During one trade meeting, Trump grew irate when advisers begun discussing Japan and the alliance, and began railing about Pearl Harbor, Bolton writes. Josh Dawsey, BostonGlobe.com, "President Trump asked China’s Xi to help him win reelection, according to Bolton book," 17 June 2020 During one trade meeting, Trump grew irate when advisers begun discussing Japan and the alliance, and began railing about Pearl Harbor, Bolton writes. Josh Dawsey, Anchorage Daily News, "Trump asked China’s president for reelection help in 2020, Bolton writes in new book," 17 June 2020 If the Bengals signed Kaepernick, fallout from irate fans would be minimal. Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, "Doc's Morning Line: Take your bats and ball and go home MLB. You blew it.," 16 June 2020 In January 2020, Netflix removed a popular title from its streaming library in the US, provoking complaints from irate fans. Kate Knibbs, Wired, "Gone With the Wind's Removal From HBO Max Isn't Censorship," 11 June 2020

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First Known Use of irate

1838, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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2 Aug 2020

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“Irate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/irate. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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More Definitions for irate

irate

adjective
How to pronounce irate (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of irate

: very angry

irate

adjective
\ ī-ˈrāt How to pronounce irate (audio) \

Kids Definition of irate

: angry Irate fans booed loudly.

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