Angry



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

It appeals to angry Sunni Arabs who are less than a third of Iraqis.
Zarqawism Lives: Iraq’s al Qaeda Nightmare Is Back Bruce Riedel August 11, 2013

The angry and defensive manner is replaced by a sincere warmth and geniality.
Rediscovering Richard Dawkins: An Interview J.P. O’Malley September 22, 2013

Republican activists are desperate to show America how angry they are; they’re less desperate to win elections.
The GOP Is Blowing It Peter Beinart June 8, 2010

Most athletes would be bitter and angry until the end of their days.
The Greatest Football Player That Never Was Buzz Bissinger February 9, 2011

On all sides, angry voices were heard and clenched fists were raised.
Mel Brooks Is Always Funny and Often Wise in This 1975 Playboy Interview Alex Belth February 15, 2014

Historical Examples

Frank was angry, but he held himself in restraint, appearing cool.
Frank Merriwell Down South Burt L. Standish

“Now you are angry with me,” exclaimed the sensitive maiden; and she burst into tears.
Philothea Lydia Maria Child

I began to tremble, seized one of his arms, and implored him not to be angry.
Debts of Honor Maurus Jkai

“I really don’t see why you’re so angry, Dick,” she said, lifting candid eyes.
Viviette William J. Locke

It seems to him that he has never been so angry in all his life, and never so helpless.
Floyd Grandon’s Honor Amanda Minnie Douglas

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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