American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Extremely angry; enraged. See Synonyms at angry.
- adj. Characterized or occasioned by anger: an irate phone call.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Excited to anger; made angry; enraged; incensed.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Recent Angry; incensed; enraged.
- adj. feeling or showing extreme anger
- From Latin iratus ("angered, angry"), from irasci ("to be angry"), from ira ("anger, wrath"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin īrātus, past participle of īrāscī, to be angry, from īra, anger; see eis- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“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.”
“Mr. Lugo-Galicia reports that he was "irate," and launched recriminations against his closest confidants saying, "they lied to me, they deceived me.”
“He came to our hotel last night, kind of irate," I said, after a moment.”
“He added an affirmatory nod, and continued to gaze upon me with a kind of irate solemnity, holding his substantial stick between his knees, with his hands clasped upon its head.”
“Volpe was reportedly "irate," and he and Wiese argued at the desk; Wiese had never liked Volpe.”
“The AMWU says the Australian workers were "irate" after being told last week they had been retrenched.”
“Alasdair Pal, the 20-year-old theology student who edits the Tab, said he had been contacted by an "irate" Cambridge press officer urging him to remove the story from the website.”
“While I am probably one of those you are "irate" with because I see a need for our own oil.”
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