[ahy-reyt, ahy-reyt] /aɪˈreɪt, ˈaɪ reɪt/

angry; enraged:
an irate customer.
arising from or characterized by anger:
an irate letter to the editor.
incensed with anger; furious
marked by extreme anger: an irate letter

1838, from Latin iratus “angry, enraged, violent, furious,” past participle of irasci “grow angry,” from ira “anger” (see ire).


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