irate

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adjective \ī-ˈrāt, ˈī-ˌ, i-ˈrāt\

Definition of irate

  1. 1 :  roused to ire an irate taxpayer

  2. 2 :  arising from anger irate words

irately

adverb

irateness

noun

Examples of irate in a Sentence

  1. Irate viewers called the television network to complain about the show.

  2. the big increase in cable rates prompted a flood of irate calls and letters

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First Known Use of irate

1838


IRATE Defined for English Language Learners

irate

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adjective

Definition of irate for English Language Learners

  • : very angry


IRATE Defined for Kids

irate

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adjective \ī-ˈrāt\

Definition of irate for Students

  1. :  angry Irate fans booed loudly.



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