Definition of angry in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈaŋɡri/

adjective (angrier, angriest)

1Feeling or showing strong annoyance, displeasure, or hostility; full of anger: why are you angry with me? I’m angry that she didn’t call me
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  • Another was angry that they first heard about the outage from customers, rather than BT.
  • While car criminals infuriate Fry he is as angry with receivers of stolen goods.
  • He always seems angry with the world, and often comes over as tetchy in interviews.
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
informal mad, hopping mad, wild, livid, as cross as two sticks, boiling, apoplectic, aerated, hot under the collar, riled, on the warpath, up in arms, with all guns blazing, foaming at the mouth, steamed up, in a lather, in a paddy, fit to be tied, aggravated, snappy, snappish
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
heated, hot, passionate, furious, fiery, stormy, tempestuous, lively;
bad-tempered, ill-tempered, acrimonious, bitter
1.1(Of the sea or sky) stormy, turbulent, or threatening: the wild, angry sea
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  • The waves of the angry sea threw Lorana into her uncle, Koric, who held on to the oar with all his strength.
  • Darius' eyes were hard and intense and his stormy aura swirled with angry red.
  • The angry waves lash at my body, as if the sea is trying to reclaim what it had just lost.
1.2(Of a wound or sore) red and inflamed: the bruise below his eye looked angry and sore
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  • The doctor had just finished applying eight stitches to the angry gash beneath his left eye.
  • Afterwards my face had a number of large angry swollen red areas which have since gone down.
  • There were scabs, but where the skin had been angry red, it was now a more healthy shade of pink.
inflamed, red, swollen, sore, painful

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