feeling or showing anger; very angry


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Part of speech



angry, furious, incensed, mad, wrathful, indignant


pleased, content, satisfied, happy, calm, relaxed

Example sentences

  • The irate customer was shouting at the manager, demanding a refund.
  • The irate driver honked his horn and gestured rudely at the slow-moving car in front of him.
  • The irate teacher scolded the students for not paying attention in class.


The term “irate” is used to describe a person who is very angry or furious about something. It is often used to describe someone who is reacting strongly to a situation or event, and who is displaying signs of anger, such as shouting, gesturing, or scowling. The word suggests that the person is deeply upset or resentful, and is expressing their anger in a strong and emotional manner