angry

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English angry; see anger.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈæŋ.ɡɹi/
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  • Rhymes: -æŋɡɹi

Adjective[edit]

angry (comparative angrier, superlative angriest)

  1. Displaying or feeling anger.
    His face became angry.
    An angry mob started looting the warehouse.
  2. (said about a wound or a rash) Inflamed and painful.
    The broken glass left two angry cuts across my arm.
  3. (figuratively, said about the elements, like the sky or the sea) Dark and stormy, menacing.
    Angry clouds raced across the sky.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The comparative more angry and the superlative most angry are also occasionally found.
  • The sense “feeling anger” is construed with with or at when the object is a person: I’m angry with/at my boss. It is construed with at or about when the object is a situation: I’m angry at/about what he said. When both a person and a situation are given, the latter is construed with for instead: I’m angry with/at my boss for what he said.

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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From anger +‎ -y, from Old Norse angr (affliction, sorrow)

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Adjective[edit]

angry (superlative angriest)

  1. Angry; displaying angriness (usually of actions)
  2. Easily annoyed or angered; irous or spiteful.
  3. Severe, vexatious, ferocious, painful.

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: angry
  • Scots: angry

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