angry

adjective

an·​gry ˈaŋ-grē How to pronounce angry (audio)
angrier; angriest
1
: feeling or showing anger
an angry crowd
2
a
: 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
angrily adverb
angriness 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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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of angry was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Angry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/angry. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

angry

adjective
an·​gry ˈaŋ-grē How to pronounce angry (audio)
angrier; angriest
1
a
: feeling or showing anger
b
: threatening as if in anger
an angry sky
2
: painfully inflamed
an angry rash
angrily adverb
angriness noun

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