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Feeling or characterized by great anger.‘a barrage of irate letters’
angry, very angry, furious, infuriated, incensed, enraged, incandescent, fuming, seething, ireful, cross, madraging, ranting, raving, frenzied, in a frenzy, beside oneself, outraged, up in armsindignant, annoyed, irritated, aggrieved, vexed, exasperated, frustrated, irked, piquedfoaming at the mouth, hot under the collar, hacked offwrathful, wrothView synonyms
- ‘Sometimes readers become irate about things beyond any writer's control.’
- ‘Somewhere between Colorado and New Mexico he got into a fight with an irate florist.’
- ‘There are constant traffic jams at every road junction and the honking of horns by irate drivers is deafening.’
- ‘Police are investigating claims that a teenager was dragged around a Swindon supermarket by an irate shopper.’
- ‘Father and uncle head off to search for the kid; Dan soon has to field a call from an irate Amanda demanding to know why her son is missing.’
- ‘The manager was irate after seeing his side denied a clear-cut penalty.’
- ‘Not surprisingly, customers are often left feeling irate when they receive the bill as they never asked for the loan.’
- ‘I have a feeling that when they return my call they are going to be absolutely irate.’
- ‘The fare increases have been branded outrageous by one irate passenger - and incredible by a driver.’
- ‘The most irate members of the public were town centre residents and members of the business sector.’
- ‘On the other, a cluster of irate worshippers, furious that their mosque had been violated.’
- ‘An estate in Harpurhey has been labelled a dumping ground by irate residents who feel not enough is being done to make it a better place to live.’
- ‘In response, we may become irate, frustrated, jealous, furiously angry and even violent.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The staff are constantly dealing with farmers and other members of the public who are upset, or irate, or both.’
- ‘We're very irate about this, we've always had a local member and we intend to still have a local member.’
- ‘Having to explain to irate passengers why you can't take their money when the stupid new ticket machines are broken.’
- ‘The only response to The Peak's inflammatory headline was a few mildly irate letters.’
- ‘Not even a snarling boss or irate colleague can spoil that good feeling.’
Mid 19th century: from Latin iratus, from ira anger.
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