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Webster 1913 Edition


Angry

An′gry

,
Adj.
[
Com
par.
Angrier
;
sup
erl.
Angriest
.]
[See
Anger
.]
1.
Troublesome; vexatious; rigorous.
[Obs.]
God had provided a severe and
angry
education to chastise the forwardness of a young spirit.
Jer. Taylor.
2.
Inflamed and painful, as a sore.
3.
Touched with anger; under the emotion of anger; feeling resentment; enraged; – followed generally by with before a person, and at before a thing.
Be not grieved, nor
angry
with yourselves.
Gen. xlv. 5.
Wherefore should God be
angry
at thy voice?
Eccles. v. 6.
4.
Showing anger; proceeding from anger; acting as if moved by anger; wearing the marks of anger;
as,
angry
words or tones; an
angry
sky;
angry
waves.
“An angry countenance.”
Prov. xxv. 23.
5.
Red.
[R.]
Sweet rose, whose hue,
angry
and brave.
Herbert.
6.
Sharp; keen; stimulated.
[R.]
I never ate with
angrier
appetite.
Tennyson.
Syn. – Passionate; resentful; irritated; irascible; indignant; provoked; enraged; incensed; exasperated; irate; hot; raging; furious; wrathful; wroth; choleric; inflamed; infuriated.

Webster 1828 Edition


Angry

AN'GRY

,
Adj.
[See anger.]
1.
Feeling resentment; provoked; followed generally by with before a person.
God is angry with the wicked every day. Ps. 7.
But it is usually followed by at before a thing.
Wherefore should God be angry at thy voice? Eccles. 5.
2.
Showing anger; wearing the marks of anger; caused by anger; as, an angry countenance; angry words.
3.
Inflamed, as a sore; red; manifesting inflammation.
4.
Raging; furious; tumultuous.
Or chain the angry vengeance of the waves.

Definition 2021


angry

angry

English

Adjective

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.

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Usage notes

The comparatives more angry and the superlatives most angry have also occasionally been used.


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Middle English

Etymology

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

Adjective

angry

  1. Vexatious.
  2. Enraged, irate.