Definition of angry in English:



  • 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’
    • ‘Another was angry that they first heard about the outage from customers, rather than BT.’
    • ‘Besides, doesn't it make you more angry that the government is going to war in your name?’
    • ‘On two occasions, it has gone too far and I have actually been so angry that I hit him.’
    • ‘However, many local residents are angry that the council has refused to hold a public inquiry into the site.’
    • ‘He always seems angry with the world, and often comes over as tetchy in interviews.’
    • ‘She has now recovered, but I am so angry that she could have died because this problem has been ignored for so long.’
    • ‘Despite this the committee voted to take no further action with many angry that the motion had even been on the agenda.’
    • ‘The children were angry with their parents for not being able to give them what others could.’
    • ‘One minute I feel we can get over this but the next I'm angry with him and feel I could never trust him again.’
    • ‘A boy who was being bullied was so angry that he wrote a hit list, then crumpled it up and threw it away.’
    • ‘While car criminals infuriate Fry he is as angry with receivers of stolen goods.’
    • ‘Union bosses are angry that support staff are having to reapply for their jobs at a troubled Bolton school.’
    • ‘The papers are angry that we gave hospital consultants a massive pay rise without asking them to do any more work.’
    • ‘I just feel so angry that I have not been able to have my babies in Halifax.’
    • ‘Firms in Idle are angry that two cab companies are parking outside their businesses and taking away trade.’
    • ‘Labor Senator Kate Lundy is angry that not all thefts have been reported to the police.’
    • ‘The woman then came to our flat very upset and angry that we'd made things worse.’
    • ‘When I think back about the things that truly made me angry there were few.’
    • ‘He had too much to lose and so little to gain, and he besides, he was too angry with her.’
    • ‘The patients are very, very angry that nobody is taking any notice of them.’
    heated, hot, passionate, furious, fiery, stormy, tempestuous, lively
    irate, annoyed, cross, vexed, irritated, exasperated, indignant, aggrieved, irked, piqued, displeased, provoked, galled, resentful
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    1. 1.1 (of the sea or sky) stormy, turbulent, or threatening:
      ‘the wild, angry sea’
      • ‘The waves of the angry sea threw Lorana into her uncle, Koric, who held on to the oar with all his strength.’
      • ‘The sea lashed the rock like angry scorpions wishing for release from a cage making small droplets of water fly up.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘As Chris points the boat back to Paignton, the sky is already looking angry.’
    2. 1.2 (of a wound or sore) red and inflamed:
      ‘the bruise below his eye looked angry and sore’
      • ‘Afterwards my face had a number of large angry swollen red areas which have since gone down.’
      • ‘There was an angry purple bruise around her arm, slightly in the shape of fingers.’
      • ‘There were scabs, but where the skin had been angry red, it was now a more healthy shade of pink.’
      • ‘The abrasions around his neck were an angry red, a sharp contrast to his pale skin.’
      • ‘My blood begins to boil and my hair and eyes take on the angry shade of fire engine red.’
      • ‘The doctor had just finished applying eight stitches to the angry gash beneath his left eye.’
      inflamed, red, swollen, sore, painful
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