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:
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.
adjective -grier, -griest
feeling or expressing annoyance, animosity, or resentment; enraged
suggestive of anger: angry clouds
severely inflamed: an angry sore
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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(often initial capital letter) one of a group of British writers of the late 1950s and the 1960s whose works reflect strong dissatisfaction with, frustration by, and rebellion against tradition and society. any author writing in this manner. Historical Examples But Captain Marston placed a hand upon the arm of the angry young man. The […]
a feeling of dread, anxiety, or anguish. Contemporary Examples On online message boards, caregivers talk about the angst of living with their folks again. Dad Just Moved In and He’s Driving Me Insane The Daily Beast October 24, 2008 So get your angst out—on paper, in paint, or by pop-up street performance. The Stars Predict […]
François [frahn-swa] /frɑ̃ˈswa/ (Show IPA), 1604–69, and his brother Michel [mee-shel] /miˈʃɛl/ (Show IPA) 1614–86, French sculptors. Historical Examples Anguier, the name of two famous French sculptors in the 17th century. The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood
a feeling of dread, anxiety, or anguish. Contemporary Examples The angsty drama gave voice to baby boomer woes about navigating adulthood when the show debuted in 1987. The Yes List – Where the Wild Things Are Makes Beautiful Music The Daily Beast August 27, 2009 For the alleged Tumblr crowd, Childish Gambino, aka Donald Glover […]