Irate meaning

ī-rāt, īrāt
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.

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Extremely angry; wrathful; enraged.
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Full of or characterized by extreme anger; enraged.
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Angry; wrathful; incensed.
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Origin of irate

  • Latin īrātus past participle of īrāscī to be angry from īra anger eis- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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

    From Wiktionary