adj. an·gri·er, an·gri·est
1. Feeling or showing anger; incensed or enraged: angry at my boss; angry with her.
2. Indicative of or resulting from anger: an angry silence.
3. Having a menacing aspect; threatening: angry clouds on the horizon.
4. Chiefly New England & Midland US Inflamed and painful: an angry sore.
[Middle English angri, from anger, anger; see ANGER.]
Synonyms: angry, furious, indignant, irate, ireful, mad, wrathful
These adjectives mean feeling or showing marked displeasure: an angry retort; a furious scowl; an indignant denial; irate protesters; ireful words; mad at a friend; a wrathful tyrant.
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