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.

Usage Examples:

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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