Origin of irateClassical Latin iratus from irasci, to be angry from ira, ire
A man gets irate at his computer.
The definition of irate is being extremely angry.
An example of someone who is irate is a person who just found out that her entire project was destroyed overnight.
Full of or characterized by extreme anger; enraged. See Synonyms at angry.
Origin of irateLatin īrātus past participle of īrāscī to be angry from īra anger ; see eis- in Indo-European roots.
- You may have lost sight of what exactly makes you feel irate.
- The next thing you know, you are becoming irate at virtually everything that doesn't go your way.
- An irate Ephram hastily forfeits his Julliard audition in an attempt to get back at his father.
- As we all know, something that makes one person absolutely irate may not make somebody else angry in the least.
- Bringing a cat home and bonding with it, only to have to give it up because of an irate spouse can be traumatic for both you and the cat.