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 angry (audio) \ adverb
angriness \ ˈaŋ-​grē-​nəs How to pronounce angry (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 As court filings described, Hudson was left depressed, angry, easily distracted and isolated. Los Angeles Times, 12 Oct. 2021 Facebook doesn’t benefit from content that makes people angry or depressed or make all product decisions to maximize user interactions, Zuckerberg said., 6 Oct. 2021 For example, if a person regularly uses words from the wheel that align with bad, fearful, angry, disgusted, and sad feelings, a dedicated check-in is needed with that employee. Christine Michel Carter, Forbes, 5 Oct. 2021 In July, 11 members of an angry mob who became aggressive at a May school board meeting in Utah were charged with disorderly conduct and disrupting a public meeting. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, 5 Oct. 2021 In August 1886, an angry mob expelled the Chinese miners from the Juneau area, removing all Chinese nationals with one exception. David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, 4 Oct. 2021 By morning, the players, still angry, learned the league had acceded to their request to cancel the games. New York Times, 1 Oct. 2021 Trump, angry that Cheney was one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach him for his role in the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, has endorsed a primary challenger to Cheney and is promising to defeat her. Chris Cillizza, CNN, 30 Sep. 2021 The atmosphere is dense, angry, and full of resentment. NBC News, 28 Sep. 2021

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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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“Angry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of angry

: filled with anger : having a strong feeling of being upset or annoyed
: showing anger
: 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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