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 According to the Council on American-Islamic Relations Michigan chapter, the attack happened after an older traveler's luggage slipped out of her grip and struck Farr, who allegedly became irate and started yelling. Tresa Baldas, Detroit Free Press, 17 Sep. 2021 The spa has become the latest hot spot for clashes between far-right groups and the left in L.A., kicked off by the video taken by an irate customer in late June. Los Angeles Times, 20 July 2021 The protests stemmed from a video that circulated online earlier this month, in which an irate customer complained to the staff at Wi Spa that a transgender woman was in the women’s section of the spa. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 19 July 2021 The protests stemmed from a video that circulated online earlier this month, in which an irate customer complained to the staff at Wi Spa that a transgender woman was in the women's section of the spa. BostonGlobe.com, 4 July 2021 Dilfer, who won a Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens, can be seen on video getting in the face of Dawson, who was lightly shoved by Dilfer and then backed away from his irate coach. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, 30 Aug. 2021 Pop-cultural historians often date such intense fan pressure to the late 19th century, when Arthur Conan Doyle infamously killed off Sherlock Holmes, only to have legions of irate readers force him to bring the beloved detective back to life. Joe Queenan, WSJ, 26 Aug. 2021 The car owner was irate and threated to shatter the windows of the car. cleveland, 22 Aug. 2021 And in 2019, irate neighbors from four groups sued UC to try to stop UC Berkeley’s planned beach volleyball complex at the university’s Clark Kerr campus. Nanette Asimov, San Francisco Chronicle, 24 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of irate

1838, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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2 Oct 2021

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“Irate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/irate. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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More Definitions for irate

irate

adjective

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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