angry

[[t]æ̱ŋgri[/t]]
♦♦♦
angrier, angriest
1) ADJ-GRADED: usu v-link ADJ, oft ADJ at/with/about n When you are angry, you feel strong dislike or impatience about something.

She had been very angry at the person who stole her new bike...

Are you angry with me for some reason?...

I was angry about the rumours...

He's angry that people have called him a racist...

An angry mob gathered outside the courthouse.

Derived words:
angrily [[t]æ̱ŋgrɪli[/t]] ADV-GRADED ADV with v

Officials reacted angrily to those charges...

Health workers are angrily demanding higher pay.

2) ADJ-GRADED An angry wound or rash is red and painful.

He was badly concussed, the glass leaving two angry cuts across his forehead.

3) ADJ-GRADED If you describe the sky or sea as angry, you mean that it is dark and stormy. [LITERARY]

Under the angry red sky he ran, into the thickening darkness.

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English dictionary. 2008.

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  • angry — ► ADJECTIVE (angrier, angriest) 1) feeling or showing anger. 2) (of a wound or sore) red and inflamed. DERIVATIVES angrily adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • angry — an|gry W3S3 [ˈæŋgri] adj comparative angrier superlative angriest [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: anger] 1.) feeling strong emotions which make you want to shout at someone or hurt them because they have behaved in an unfair, cruel, offensive etc way,… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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