Definition of angry adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈæŋɡri//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈæŋɡri//
    (angrier, angriest) You can also use more angry and most angry. Anger
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  1. 1  having strong feelings about something that you dislike very much or about an unfair situation Her behaviour really made me angry. Thousands of angry demonstrators filled the square. The comments provoked an angry response from union leaders. angry with/at somebody Please don't be angry with me. It wasn't my fault. angry with/at somebody about/for something I was very angry with myself for making such a stupid mistake. angry at/about/over something He felt angry at the injustice of the situation. The passengers grew angry about the delay. Synonymsangrymad indignant cross irateThese words all describe people feeling and/​or showing anger.angry feeling or showing anger:Please don’t be angry with me. Thousands of angry demonstrators filled the square.mad [not before noun] (informal, especially North American English) angry:He got mad and walked out. She’s mad at me for being late. Mad is the usual word for ‘angry’ in informal American English. In British English, the phrase ‘go mad’ means ‘very angry’:Dad’ll go mad when he sees what you’ve done. ‘Go mad’ can also mean ‘go crazy’ or ‘get very excited’.indignant feeling or showing anger and surprise because you think that you or somebody else has been treated unfairly:She was very indignant at the way she had been treated.cross (especially British English, rather informal) rather angry or annoyed:I was quite cross with him for being late. This word is often used by or to children.irate very angry:irate customers an irate letter Irate is not usually followed by a preposition:She was irate with me/​about it.Patterns angry/​mad/​indignant/​cross about/​at something angry/​cross with somebody (for doing something) angry/​mad/​indignant/​cross that to get angry/​mad/​cross to make somebody angry/​mad/​cross See related entries: Anger
  2. 2(of a wound) red and infected
  3. 3(literary) (of the sea or the sky) dark and stormy the angry sea with its terrible waves
  4. Extra examples Local people are very angry about the plans to close another hospital. She couldn’t stay angry with him for long. She had every right to be angry about the damage to the house. That man makes me angry every time I see him. The members of the group are frustrated and angry at their lack of power. They are understandably angry that some workers will be fired. Please don’t be angry with me. an angry voice/​letter/​response
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