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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English angry; see anger.

PronunciationEdit

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

AdjectiveEdit

angry (comparative angrier, superlative angriest)

  1. Displaying or feeling anger.
    His face became angry.
    An angry mob started looting the warehouse.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 5, in The Celebrity:
      Then we relapsed into a discomfited silence, and wished we were anywhere else. But Miss Thorn relieved the situation by laughing aloud, and with such a hearty enjoyment that instead of getting angry and more mortified we began to laugh ourselves, and instantly felt better.
  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 notesEdit

The comparative more angry and the superlative most angry are also occasionally found.

The first sense is used with 'with' only when directed at a person, and with 'at' only when directed at situations.

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Middle EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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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