Word family noun anger adjective angry verb anger adverb angrily From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishldoce_703_zangryan‧gry /ˈæŋɡri/ ●●● S2 W2 adjective (comparative angrier, superlative angriest) 1 ANGRYfeeling strong emotions which make you want to shout at someone or hurt them because they have behaved in an unfair, cruel, offensive etc way, or because you think that a situation is unfair, unacceptable etc → annoyed I was angry because he hadn’t told me his plans. He was beginning to get angry. His comments brought an angry response from opposition politicians. ‘Calm down, ’ she said, looking at his angry face. Jesse laughed, which made me even angrier.angry with ‘Please don’t be angry with me, ’ she said.angry at They are angry at the way they have been treated.angry about/over Kate’s still so angry about the whole thing.angry (that) The workers are angry that they haven’t been paid for the week.2 → angry with/at yourself3 literaryDARKWEATHER an angry sky or cloud looks dark and stormy4 literaryPAIN an angry wound etc is painful and red and looks infected SYN inflamed —angrily adverb Joey reacted angrily.THESAURUSangry feeling strong emotions because you think someone has behaved badly, or because a situation seems bad or unfairHe gets really angry if people keep him waiting.a crowd of angry protestersmad [not before noun] informal angryDad was mad at me for damaging the car.cross [not before noun] spoken rather angry – used when speaking to people you know wellShe was cross with me for being late.annoyed [not before noun] a little angryI was annoyed no one had told me the class was cancelled.irritated annoyed and impatient, especially by something that keeps happening or something someone keeps sayingI was irritated by their stupid questions.an irritated voicebad-tempered becoming annoyed or angry easilya bad-tempered old manHe’s always bad-tempered when he doesn’t get what he wants.in a bad/foul mood feeling a little angry for a period of time, often for no particular reasonI woke up in a bad mood.She’s been in a foul mood all morning.in a huff /hʌf/ in an angry mood for a short time, especially because someone has just said something to offend or annoy youHe walked off in a huff when they refused to let him join in their game.somebody has got up on the wrong side of the bed informal used when you think someone has been in an angry mood all day, for no particular reason – often used humorouslyI don’t know what’s wrong – she must have got up on the wrong side of the bed today.extremely angryfurious/livid extremely angryShe was furious when she found out he’d been lying to her.He looked absolutely livid.outraged very angry and shocked by something you think is unfair or wrongMost people were outraged by the 9/11 attacks.complaints from outraged viewersincandescent with rage British English formal extremely angry – used mainly in writing, for example in newspaper reportsGordon Brown was reported to be incandescent with rage over the article.lose your temper to suddenly become very angry and start shouting at someoneIt was the first time I’d seen her lose her temper. GRAMMAR: Patterns with angryangry with• You say that someone is angry with another person: My parents were very angry with me. ✗Don’t say: My parents were angry to me.angry about• You say that someone is angry about something: I was really angry about what had happened. angry at • You can say that someone is angry at someone, or angry at something: Please don’t get angry at me. I was really angry at what had happened.
Examples from the Corpusangry• Stone's new book is sure to make a lot of women angry.• And I don't in the least understand why you're so angry!• My folks were really angry about my grades.• I could hear my parents having an angry argument downstairs.• However, many years have passed since those angry days.• My dad gets really angry if anyone keeps him waiting.• an angry letter• Connahs Quay were angry over Halkyn's decision to call off their match at Pant Newydd an hour before the scheduled start.• His angry partners cut off his access to all bank accounts and halted payment of his share of the monthly profits.• After the programme, the TV station received hundreds of angry phone calls.• There were more angry protests outside the Republican convention Friday.• It earned an angry response from a teachers' union leader, Nigel de Gruchy.• Daniel looked at the angry sea with its terrible waves, and he felt cold and frightened.• Hundreds of angry students gathered to protest the tuition increase.• Local people are angry that they weren't told about plans to expand the airport.• Mary's angry that we didn't save her any pizza.• I was stunned and angry when I found out.• Sue's still very angry with me for forgetting our anniversary.• His minders were angry with us when we said and wrote that he is no great orator.angry (that)• It takes a lot of energy to be angry and a lot of energy to cry.• As she becomes angrier and punishes Ram, it is the wronged daughter who seems loathsome.• Residents still angry at the flood would still be angry at her, to use the best meatball psychology I know.• Jekub emerged like a very angry chick from a very old egg and then rolled to a stop.• However, they know enough to avoid the angry man, now getting angrier by the minute.• An angry person misunderstands words. 8.• His minders were angry with us when we said and wrote that he is no great orator.• As the child gets angrier, your tone continues to be empathetic but gets firmer.Origin angry (1300-1400) anger