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UK [ˈæŋɡrɪ] / US adjective
Word forms "angry":
adjective angry comparative angrier superlative angriest
Metaphor:
Being angry is like being hot or on fire. She burned with indignation. He has a fiery temper. Jack was a hot-tempered young man. Their parents were having a heated argument/debate about where to go. They were having a blazing/flaming row. She often flares up over nothing. It made my blood boil. I lost my cool. Alison was getting very hot under the collar. Losing your temper is like an explosion. When she told him, he nearly exploded. He blew up at her. Steve couldn't contain his anger any longer. It was an explosive situation. I'm sorry I blew my top. There was another angry outburst from Chris. Alex was bursting with anger. She'll blow a fuse/a gasket if she finds out. Bob went ballistic when he saw what they had done. A major row erupted at the meeting.  criticize, love
1)
a) very annoyed
angry about/at/over:

He is very angry about the way he's been treated.

Patients are angry at the increase in charges for medicines.

angry with:

Are you angry with me?

feel angry:

I was left feeling angry and bitter.

look/sound angry:

Some of the parents looked extremely angry.

get/become angry:

There's no point in getting angry.

make someone angry:

His attitude makes me really angry.

b) used about people's behaviour

The speech provoked an angry response from teachers and community leaders.

2) an angry wound (= cut in your skin) is very red and painful
3) literary an angry sky or sea is dark because there is a storm or there is going to be a storm

Derived word:
angrily
UK / US adverb

English dictionary. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

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  • Angry — An gry, a. [Compar. {Angrier}; superl. {Angriest}.] [See {Anger}.] 1. Troublesome; vexatious; rigorous. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] God had provided a severe and angry education to chastise the forwardness of a young spirit. Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • angry — [aŋ′grē] adj. angrier, angriest [ME angri, troubled < ANGER] 1. feeling, showing, or resulting from anger [an angry reply] 2. wild and stormy, as if angry [an angry sea] 3. inflamed and sore [an angry wound] angrily …   English World dictionary

  • angry — (adj.) late 14c., from ANGER (Cf. anger) (n.) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Originally full of trouble, vexatious; sense of enraged, irate also is from late 14c. The Old Norse adjective was ongrfullr sorrowful, and Middle English had angerful anxious, eager… …   Etymology dictionary

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  • Angry-la — Angry la: a place either in your mind or in a community where either a state of anger persists (as in the mind) or where anger exists collectively within a community. No matter how pleasantle he s treated, he always behaves, reacts, or replies… …   Dictionary of american slang

  • angry — index resentful, vehement, vindictive Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • angry — [adj] being mad, often extremely mad affronted, annoyed, antagonized, bitter, chafed, choleric, convulsed, cross, displeased, enraged, exacerbated, exasperated, ferocious, fierce, fiery, fuming, furious, galled, hateful, heated, hot, huffy, ill… …   New thesaurus

  • angry — ► ADJECTIVE (angrier, angriest) 1) feeling or showing anger. 2) (of a wound or sore) red and inflamed. DERIVATIVES angrily adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • angry — an|gry W3S3 [ˈæŋgri] adj comparative angrier superlative angriest [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: anger] 1.) feeling strong emotions which make you want to shout at someone or hurt them because they have behaved in an unfair, cruel, offensive etc way,… …   Dictionary of contemporary English