Definition of irate in English:

irate

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Pronunciation: /ʌɪˈreɪt
 
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adjective

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.
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irately

adverb
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  • 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.

irateness

noun
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  • 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.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Latin iratus, from ira 'anger'.

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