from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Full of or characterized by extreme anger; enraged. synonym: angry.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Excited to anger; made angry; enraged; incensed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Recent Angry; incensed; enraged.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Extremely angry; wrathful; enraged.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective feeling or showing extreme anger


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin īrātus, past participle of īrāscī, to be angry, from īra, anger; see eis- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Latin iratus ("angered, angry"), from irasci ("to be angry"), from ira ("anger, wrath").


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