angry Definition

having a strong feeling of or showing annoyance, displeasure, or hostility; full of anger.

Using angry: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "angry" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She was angry with him for forgetting her birthday.

  • Example

    The customer was angry about the poor service.

  • Example

    He became angry when he heard the news.

angry Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for angry

Idioms Using angry

  • to be extremely angry


    When she found out what happened, she was hopping mad.

  • to be very eager to argue or fight with someone


    He was spoiling for a fight after the other team insulted him.

  • blow one's top

    to become very angry and lose control


    He blew his top when he found out what had happened.

Phrases with angry

  • angry mob

    a large group of people who are angry and sometimes violent


    The police had to intervene to disperse the angry mob.

  • a sudden and intense expression of anger


    His angry outburst surprised everyone in the room.

  • a period of time when there is no talking because people are angry with each other


    After the argument, there was an angry silence between them.

Origins of angry

from Old Norse 'angr'


Summary: angry in Brief

The term 'angry' [ˈæŋɡri] describes a strong feeling of annoyance, displeasure, or hostility, often accompanied by visible signs of anger. It can be used to describe a person or situation, as in 'She was angry with him for forgetting her birthday.' Phrases like 'angry mob' and 'angry outburst' denote groups or sudden expressions of anger, respectively. Idioms like 'be hopping mad' and 'blow one's top' describe extreme states of anger.

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