irate irate  /aɪ ˈreɪt/


  • (adj) feeling or showing extreme anger


  1. Unconvinced, some irate citizens are barring their children from local playgrounds, covering up their pools and beehives and, in some cases, moving out of their houses to motels.
  2. A soaked mass of humanity huddled under flapping tents, as the booms and bangs and drawn-out rumbles of the tempest sounded more and more like the admonitions of an irate demigod.
  3. An irate Government Deputy hit him on the head and began a fist fight of prolonged duration which was finally stopped by the intervention of gendarmes.


  1. Creek County Sheriff Service Calls

    June 3 6:39 irate subject, 3300 block of W. 61st 11:25 lake patrol, vicinity of Heyburn Lake 13:00 suspicious activity, 7200 block of 78th, door knocking
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Sapulpa Daily Herald

  2. Village of Andover office to get security cameras

    An “irate” man who came into the village hall, allegedly shouting profanity at staff working there, Police Chief Jim Rumfelt said, was the catalyst for the village’s decision to have security cameras installed to monitor the inside of the office.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Wellsville Daily Reporter

  3. Enduring Dunkin Donuts rant wins workers award

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 13 (UPI) -- Two Dunkin Donuts workers in Florida who kept their cool when an irate customer let loose with a racist tirade are being hailed by the company.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: UPI


  1. "Our territorial integrity will be restored, I am more convinced of this than ever," Saakashvili said in a televised appearance. "This will not be an easy process, but now this is a process between an irate Russia and the rest of the world."
    on Sep 7, 2008 By: Mikhail Saakashvili Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "There will be a few irate people," Bruce said. "Can you imagine going to Fergie (Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson) and telling him 'by the way, you're not playing at home this week, you are playing in Japan'? I'd like to see it!"
    on Feb 8, 2008 By: Steve Bruce Source: The Times

  3. As that great revolutionary firebrand Samuel Adams pointed out, "It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brushfires in people's minds."
    on Mar 19, 2009 By: Sam Adams Source: Rutherford Institute

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