V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: very angry
Synonyms: angry, enraged, mad, furious, fuming, heated, annoyed
Antonyms: calm, kind, pleased
Tips: Think of the related noun rage, which means "explosive anger." An irate person shows rage.
Her boss became irate when she cost the company its biggest client. (furious)
His irate neighbors yelled at him for throwing such a loud party. (angry, fuming)
I was irate that she had forgotten to give me the message, but I kept my anger inside. (furious)
Shelly was irate with Jack for forgetting her birthday and didn't speak to him for two weeks. (furious, angry)
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