Feeling or characterized by great anger: a barrage of irate letters
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- The only response to The Peak's inflammatory headline was a few mildly irate letters.
- One letter, from an irate constituent, insisted that I rang him the moment I got his letter.
- Fifty years ago it was, according to an irate letter writer in the Evening Press.
angry, furious, infuriated, incensed, enraged, fuming, seething, cross, mad, livid;
raging, ranting, raving, in a frenzy, beside oneself, outraged, up in arms;
indignant, exasperated, annoyed, irritated, irked, vexed, piqued, choleric
informal foaming at the mouth, hot under the collar, seeing red, cheesed off, hopping mad, PO'd, fit to be tied
- Example sentences
- John slapped his palm against the wall, irately.
- Afterwards, James was confronted by both Nicholas and Jonathan, who both begged him to explain why he had behaved so irately before the court.
- She could hear someone talking - and rather irately at that.
- Example sentences
- Through frustration, fear, irateness, sadness, and loss, they maintain their posture through their individual characters.
- She clearly shows signs of irateness towards her husband who deliberately tries to wind people up to a breaking point.
Mid 19th century: from Latin iratus, from ira 'anger'.
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