What does Angry mean?

Definitions for Angry
ˈæŋ grian·g·ry

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Angry.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. angryadjective

    feeling or showing anger

    "angry at the weather"; "angry customers"; "an angry silence"; "sending angry letters to the papers"

  2. angry, furious, raging, tempestuous, wildadjective

    (of the elements) as if showing violent anger

    "angry clouds on the horizon"; "furious winds"; "the raging sea"

  3. angryadjective

    severely inflamed and painful

    "an angry sore"


  1. angryadjective

    Displaying or feeling anger.

  2. angryadjective

    Inflamed and painful.

    The broken glass left two angry cuts across my arm.

  3. angryadjective

    Dark and stormy, menacing.

    Angry clouds raced across the sky.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Angryadjective

    Etymology: from anger.

    Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak; peradventure there shall be thirty found there. Gen. xviii. 30.

    Your Coriolanus is not much missed, but with his friends; the commonwealth doth stand, and so would do, were he angry at it. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.

    Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life. Gen. xlv. 5.

    I think it a vast pleasure, that whenever two people of merit regard one another, so many scoundrels envy and are angry at them. Jonathan Swift.

    The north wind driveth away rain: so doth an angry countenance a backbiting tongue. Prov. xxv. 23.

    This serum, being accompanied by the thinner parts of the blood, grows red and angry; and, wanting its due regress into the mass, first gathers into a hard swelling, and, in a few days, ripens into matter, and so dischargeth. Richard Wiseman, Surgery.


  1. angry

    Anger, also known as wrath or rage, is an intense emotional state involving a strong uncomfortable and non-cooperative response to a perceived provocation, hurt or threat.A person experiencing anger will often experience physical effects, such as increased heart rate, elevated blood pressure, and increased levels of adrenaline and noradrenaline. Some view anger as an emotion which triggers part of the fight or flight response. Anger becomes the predominant feeling behaviorally, cognitively, and physiologically when a person makes the conscious choice to take action to immediately stop the threatening behavior of another outside force. The English word originally comes from the term anger from the Old Norse language.Anger can have many physical and mental consequences. The external expression of anger can be found in facial expressions, body language, physiological responses, and at times public acts of aggression. Facial expressions can range from inward angling of the eyebrows to a full frown. While most of those who experience anger explain its arousal as a result of "what has happened to them", psychologists point out that an angry person can very well be mistaken because anger causes a loss in self-monitoring capacity and objective observability.Modern psychologists view anger as a normal, natural, and mature emotion experienced by virtually all humans at times, and as something that has functional value for survival. Uncontrolled anger can negatively affect personal or social well-being and negatively impact those around them. While many philosophers and writers have warned against the spontaneous and uncontrolled fits of anger, there has been disagreement over the intrinsic value of anger. The issue of dealing with anger has been written about since the times of the earliest philosophers, but modern psychologists, in contrast to earlier writers, have also pointed out the possible harmful effects of suppressing anger.


  1. angry

    Angry is an emotional state characterized by a strong feeling of displeasure, frustration, or irritation. It often arises in response to perceived injustice, offense, or mistreatment, and is typically accompanied by an increased heart rate, heightened arousal, and sometimes aggressive behavior.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Angry

    troublesome; vexatious; rigorous

  2. Angry

    inflamed and painful, as a sore

  3. Angry

    touched with anger; under the emotion of anger; feeling resentment; enraged; -- followed generally by with before a person, and at before a thing

  4. Angry

    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

  5. Angry


  6. Angry

    sharp; keen; stimulated

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Angry

    See Anger.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. ANGRY

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Angry is ranked #113791 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Angry surname appeared 154 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Angry.

    85.7% or 132 total occurrences were Black.
    7.7% or 12 total occurrences were White.
    3.9% or 6 total occurrences were of two or more races.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Angry' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2408

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Angry' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3731

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Angry' in Adjectives Frequency: #317

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Angry in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Angry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Angry in a Sentence

  1. Tracey Lomax:

    After it was over, I made a statement to the press that from now on, I would celebrate how my sister lived and not how she died. That’s a chapter closed, but no one else in my family has received closure. They still get angry … my brothers didn’t attend the trial.

  2. Jane Peng:

    I'm angry and frustrated, i'm almost unable to get my daughter a test at any official sites... at the time when she got sick.

  3. Katya Ehresman:

    A lot of my friends and peers are talking about this as an important issue, some are kind of politically active, but more so, they're just angry and affected.

  4. Pamela Kent:

    He seemed angry, he said, ‘We’re going to be flying through horrific storms, including tornadoes.’.

  5. Marcus Aurelius:

    When thou art above measure angry, bethink thee how momentary is man’s life.

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