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angry

Synonyms of angry in English:

adjective

  • 1 Vivienne got angry and started shouting she shot him an angry look
    irate, annoyed, cross, vexed, irritated, exasperated, indignant, aggrieved, irked, piqued, displeased, provoked, galled, resentful;
    furious, enraged, infuriated, in a temper, incensed, raging, incandescent, wrathful, fuming, ranting, raving, seething, frenzied, in a frenzy, beside oneself, outraged, in high dudgeon;
    irascible, bad-tempered, hot-tempered, choleric, splenetic, dyspeptic, tetchy, testy, crabby, waspish;
    hostile, antagonistic, black, dark, dirty, filthy
    British informal shirty, stroppy, narky, ratty, eggy
    North American informal sore, bent out of shape, soreheaded, teed off, ticked off
    Australian/New Zealand informal ropeable, snaky, crook
    West Indian informal vex
    British informal , dated in a bate, waxy
    vulgar slang pissed off
    North American vulgar slang pissed
    literary ireful, wroth
    [Antonyms] calm, pleased
  • 2 an angry debate erupted
    heated, hot, passionate, furious, fiery, stormy, tempestuous, lively;
    [Antonyms] good-humoured, peaceful
  • 3 he had an angry spot on the side of his nose
    inflamed, red, swollen, sore, painful
  • Phrases

    get angry

    1
    lose one's temper, become enraged, go into a rage, rant and rave, go berserk, fume, seethe, flare up, bristle
    informal go/get mad, go crazy, go wild, go bananas, hit the roof, go through the roof, go up the wall, jump up and down, see red, go off the deep end, fly off the handle, blow one's top, blow a fuse/gasket, lose one's rag, go ape, burst a blood vessel, breathe fire, flip, flip one's lid, foam at the mouth, get all steamed up, get worked up, have a fit, explode, have steam coming out of one's ears, gnash one's teeth, go non-linear, go ballistic, go into orbit, go psycho
    British informal go spare, go crackers, do one's nut, get one's knickers in a twist, throw a wobbly
    North American informal flip one's wig, blow one's lid/stack, have a cow, go postal, have a conniption fit
    vulgar slang go apeshit

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