Definition of "irate" []

  • Extremely angry; enraged. See Synonyms at angry. (adjective)
  • Characterized or occasioned by anger: an irate phone call. (adjective)
  • Incensed with anger; furious (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Marked by extreme anger (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "irate" in a sentence
  • "Sowell lamented the decline of politicians, but he ignored the parallel decline in irate sufferering humanity."
  • "By some estimates, as many as half of all flights contain an "irate" of one kind or another, from counter pounders to worse."
  • "The Obama supporter claims President Clinton became "irate" and may have even touched his face during a confrontation afterwards."