Advertisement - Continue reading below

Definition of "angry" []

  • Feeling or showing anger; incensed or enraged: angry at a rude neighbor; angry with a salesclerk. (adjective)
  • Indicative of or resulting from anger: an angry silence. (adjective)
  • Having a menacing aspect; threatening: angry clouds on the horizon. (adjective)
  • Chiefly New England & Midland U.S. Inflamed and painful: an angry sore. (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.

Use "angry" in a sentence
  • "That man would be angry, _angry_ if he came and found her gone!"
  • "-- I am glad it made you laugh for Somebody told me in Greece that you was angry, and I was sorry, as you were perhaps the only person whom I did _not_ want to _make angry_."
  • "Despite all this, I've spent my life fighting the label angry black woman because it's a handy way to put a black woman down, modern-day shorthand for telling her not to have ideas above her station."