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1‘his face darkened with anger’
annoyance, vexation, exasperation, crossness, irritation, irritability, indignation, pique, displeasure, resentment
rage, fury, wrath, outrage, temper, road rage, air rage, irascibility, ill temper, dyspepsia, spleen, ill humour, tetchiness, testiness, waspishness
literary ire, choler, bile
pleasure, good humour
1‘she was angered by his terse reply’
annoy, irritate, exasperate, irk, vex, put out, provoke, pique, gall, displease
enrage, incense, infuriate, madden, inflame, antagonize, make someone's blood boil, make someone's hackles rise, rub up the wrong way, ruffle someone's feathers, ruffle, peeve
informal drive crazy, drive mad, drive up the wall, make someone see red, get someone's back up, get someone's dander up, get someone's goat, get under someone's skin, get up someone's nose, rattle someone's cage
aggravate, get someone, needle, bug, nettle, rile, miff, hack off
British informal wind up, get at, nark, get across, get on someone's wick
North American informal tee off, tick off, burn up, gravel
vulgar slang piss off
informal, dated give someone the pip
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