Angriest



feeling or showing or strong resentment (usually followed by at, with, or about):
to be angry at the dean; to be angry about the snub.
expressing, caused by, or characterized by ; wrathful:
angry words.
Chiefly New England and Midland U.S. inflamed, as a sore; exhibiting inflammation.
(of an object or phenomenon) exhibiting a characteristic or creating a mood associated with or danger, as by color, sound, force, etc.:
an angry sea; the boom of angry guns.
Contemporary Examples

The angriest voters win midterm elections and the right is really mad.
Democrats, You Better Get Angry or You’ll Lose Congress Dean Obeidallah April 22, 2014

The writer and ACT-UP founder has been called “the angriest gay man in the world.”
For One Night, Larry Kramer’s Not Angry Jacob Bernstein April 26, 2011

We in fixed income were probably the most arrogant about a lot of things, but we were also the angriest about losing Warren.
How Pot Helped Destroy Bear Stearns William D. Cohan March 5, 2009

Neither of which even compares to the angriest and most sexist of the comments.
Death of ‘Gamer’ Identity: How Hardcore Trolls Pwned Themselves Alec Kubas-Meyer September 16, 2014

Speaking of Anger Management, can you recall a time where you were ever at your angriest?
Charlie Sheen On ‘Anger Management’, Lindsay Lohan, Partying & More Marlow Stern January 15, 2013

Historical Examples

Anything that you may have said of me in your angriest passion is nothing to what I have said to myself.
The American Henry James

When Austin came home that evening it was to face the angriest girl he had ever seen.
The Hero of Hill House Mable Hale

This discouraged Rachel as she stole down the lower flight; she would have preferred the angriest sign.
The Shadow of the Rope E. W. Hornung

I have often thought that he was the angriest man I ever saw in my life.
Life and Adventures of ‘Billy’ Dixon Billy Dixon

On the whole, we were glad of the storm, which would show us the ocean in its angriest mood.
Cape Cod Henry D. Thoreau

adjective -grier, -griest
feeling or expressing annoyance, animosity, or resentment; enraged
suggestive of anger: angry clouds
severely inflamed: an angry sore
adj.

late 14c., from anger (n.) + -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” (mid-13c.). The phrase angry young man dates to 1941 but was popularized in reference to the play “Look Back in Anger” (produced 1956) though it does not occur in that work.

“There are three words in the English language that end in -gry. Two of them are angry and hungry. What is the third?” There is no third (except some extremely obscure ones). Richard Lederer calls this “one of the most outrageous and time-wasting linguistic hoaxes in our nation’s history” and traces it to a New York TV quiz show from early 1975.

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