Antonyms for angry


Grammar : Adj
Spell : ang-gree
Phonetic Transcription : ˈæŋ gri


Définition angry

Origin :
  • late 14c., from anger (n.) + -y (2). Originally "full of trouble, vexatious;" sense of "enraged, irate" also is from late 14c. The Old Norse adjective was ongrfullr "sorrowful," and Middle English had angerful "anxious, eager" (mid-13c.). The phrase angry young man dates to 1941 but was popularized in reference to the play "Look Back in Anger" (produced 1956) though it does not occur in that work.
  • "There are three words in the English language that end in -gry. Two of them are angry and hungry. What is the third?" There is no third (except some extremely obscure ones). Richard Lederer calls this "one of the most outrageous and time-wasting linguistic hoaxes in our nation's history" and traces it to a New York TV quiz show from early 1975.
  • adj being mad, often extremely mad
Example sentences :
  • The haughtiness of others can never make us angry, if we ourselves are humble.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • "Now you are angry with me," exclaimed the sensitive maiden; and she burst into tears.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • He dislikes to have me visit Aspasia; and was angry because I danced with Alcibiades.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • I never had occasion to check or to use an angry word to one of my party.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • But here, run away with my pen, I suffer my mother to be angry with me on her own account.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • I had rather all the world should be angry with me than my mamma!
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • They are angry also, as I understand, with my mother, for returning his compliment.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • "I really don't see why you're so angry, Dick," she said, lifting candid eyes.
  • Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke
  • Then a clear thought: "He's angry with me because he can't be angry with Priscilla."
  • Extract from : « Life and Death of Harriett Frean » by May Sinclair
  • Her father's angry letter, ordering her to prepare for her wedding-day.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson

Synonyms for angry

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