Definition of irate
1 : roused to ire an irate taxpayer
2 : arising from anger irate words
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 of irate from the Web
An irate Vettel then accelerated alongside Hamilton, gesticulated and moved his car to the right and into him.
Following weather delay during Game 3, Dyson replaced Brady Singer, who was irate when umpires suspended the game.
On May 14, discontent over Sobyanin’s plan drove irate Khrushchevka residents to assemble on Sakharov Prospekt, the site of major demonstrations during the protests of 2011 and 2012.
But the police discounted that possibility and blamed one irate gambler for it.
A woman in line had suddenly become so irate and impatient that police came.
As an irate Bryce Harper charged toward the mound , Buster Posey just stood and watched from behind home plate.
One had to hold back the irate father of the infant who was injured.
Machado became irate after a checked swing at first base by Bucknor that ended Wednesday's loss to the Detroit Tigers.
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First Known Use of irate
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Definition of irate for English Language Learners
: very angry
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