Synonyms of angry in English:


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1‘Vivienne got angry and started shouting’


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 NZ 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


calm, pleased

2‘an angry debate erupted’


heated, hot, passionate, furious, fiery, stormy, tempestuous, lively

bad-tempered, ill-tempered, acrimonious, bitter


good-humoured, peaceful

3‘he had an angry spot on the side of his nose’


inflamed, red, swollen, sore, painful


    get angry


      lose one's temper, become enraged, go into a rage, rant and rave, go berserk, fume, seethe, flare up, bristle


      get mad, go mad, go crazy, go wild, go bananas, hit the roof, go through the roof, go up the wall, jump up and down, see red, go off the deep end, fly off the handle, blow one's top, blow a fuse, blow a gasket, lose one's rag, go ape, burst a blood vessel, breathe fire, flip, flip one's lid, foam at the mouth, get all steamed up, get worked up, have a fit, explode, have steam coming out of one's ears, gnash one's teeth, go non-linear, go ballistic, go into orbit, go psycho

      British informal

      go spare, go crackers, do one's nut, get one's knickers in a twist, throw a wobbly

      North American informal

      flip one's wig, blow one's lid, blow one's stack, have a cow, go postal, have a conniption fit

      vulgar slang

      go apeshit