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  • The angry fairy
    The angry fairy
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n angriness the state of being angry
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"The big fellow here got angry..." "The big fellow here got angry..."
Angry wet animal Angry wet animal
Angry otter Angry otter

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Bulls don't really get angry when they see the color red, it's really movement that makes them charge.
    • n Angriness The quality of being angry, or of being inclined to anger. "Such an angriness of humor that we take fire at everything."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Rabbits do in fact make sounds. When angry, upset, or frightened, a rabbit makes a sort of grunting/whimpering sound. It's actually quite interesting.
    • n angriness The state of being angry.
    • n angriness Inflammation and pain of a sore or swelling.
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  • Malcolm X
    “Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.”
  • Henry Ward Beecher
    “Never forget what a person says to you when they are angry.”
  • Ambrose Bierce
    “Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.”
  • Carlos Castaneda
    Carlos Castaneda
    “No person is important enough to make me angry.”
  • Cato The Elder
    “An angry man opens his mouth and shuts his eyes.”
  • Frank Moore Colby
    “I know of no more disagreeable situation than to be left feeling generally angry without anybody in particular to be angry at.”


Angry as a bear - If someone is as angry as a bear, they are very angry.('Angry as a bear with a sore foot' is also used.)
Angry as a bull - If someone is as angry as a bull, they are very angry.


In literature:

Indeed, many believed that she had kept thousands from angry words, and perhaps from angry deeds, by her presence.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
The bull still continued his angry demonstrations below, and passed round and round.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
At first the young Dales were very angry.
"Girls of the Forest" by L. T. Meade
Norman was so astonished at the whole proceeding, that he forgot to struggle, and only looked very red and angry.
"Norman Vallery" by W.H.G. Kingston
But Bertram was now angry, and, being angry, he could not but speak.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
The lion, who stands up on his hind legs when he's angry; and the tiger, who lies down flat.
"The Bill-Toppers" by Andre Castaigne
He was both abashed and angry.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
Stanley was not only angry at the jibes of Newall, but angry at being led into a false position.
"The Hero of Garside School" by J. Harwood Panting
He wrote in answer to that a furiously angry, altogether unpleasant letter.
"To Love" by Margaret Peterson
Mary, when she met him before dinner, could see that he was angry with her, but she bore it with the utmost meekness.
"The Vicar of Bullhampton" by Anthony Trollope
Some one said that the god of the cliff was angry and that he had pushed the rock down.
"The Later Cave-Men" by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
But now the long angry winter is over.
"Jewish Children" by Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
Consequently she was angry; angry with Wanaha, angry with the Indians, but most of all with herself.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
It will comfort me to know you are praying, darling, even if God is too angry with us to hear!
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
The woman was thoroughly angry, so angry she could not guard her tongue.
"Rose O'Paradise" by Grace Miller White
He shot an angry suspicious glance at his son.
"Not Like Other Girls" by Rosa N. Carey
But he was more angry now than frightened.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
A burst of angry men's voices from the rear of the cathedral broke the silence.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
Never mind, yes, I am angry; haven't I a right to be angry?
"Phoebe, Junior" by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
You get angry at people for not being happy, you don't want to be disturbed.
"Sir Tom" by Mrs. Oliphant

In poetry:

That a swift word or two,
In angry haste,
Our heaven shall undo,
Our hearts lay waste.
"The Quarrel" by Richard Le Gallienne
"Great billows have dashed,
And angry winds blown;
But my sturdy form
Is not overthrown.
"The Rock And The Bubble" by Louisa May Alcott
The summer days go by,
Cease that sweet rain,
Those angry crystals dry,
Be friends again.
"The Quarrel" by Richard Le Gallienne
The angry wind
That cursed at me
Was nothing but an evil sprite
Vexed with any man's delight.
"The Enemies" by John Freeman
And o'er earth's troubled, angry sea
I see Christ walk,
And come to me, and tenderly,
Divinely talk.
"Christ My Refuge" by Mary Baker Eddy
Thou wilt regard my cries,
O my eternal God,
While sinners perish in surprise,
Beneath thine angry rod.
"Psalm 55" by Isaac Watts

In news:

M any people think the mention of religion, politics or sex are the topics that are most likely to cause frowns, anxious looks or angry stares if they're brought up during conversation in mixed company.
Embarrassed and angry, he dug up a paperback on the game, intending to brush up, to learn a trick or two.
Another Gravitational Experiment in Angry Birds Space.
The Gravitational Force in Angry Birds Space.
Now that Angry Birds Space is actually available on various platforms, I realize I made some mistakes.
Officers arrived and spoke with a male resident, who was angry at himself because he broke a soup bowl.
Cubs starter visibly angry after being pulled in 3-2 loss to Pirates.
They displayed broad agreement even in some volatile areas and refrained from angry dissents.
Author Jean Donaldson says that a dog growl is the same as humans who yell when they are angry, who file a complaint or lawsuit when they are upset.
Stories of hot congressional debates and angry protests swept the media in the months leading up to President Obama's historic signing of the approved health care bill.
The gummy bear was the subject of an overseas hit novelty song ("I'm a Gummy Bear"), had memorable roles in Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Hedwig and the Angry Inch and starred in the mid-'80s cartoon Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears.
Nigerian soldiers angry about the killing of an officer shot dead more than 30 civilians Monday in a northeastern city long under siege by a radical Islamist sect.
I wholeheartedly agree with one thing Fred Hiatt has to say in his Washington Post editorial about the childhood obesity debate: It is indeed puzzling to see how passionate (and angry) people are about this issue.
Even if contractors are more willing to lower their prices nowadays, they're still liable to get angry and to cut corners on the job.
Nicolas Cage's "Drive Angry" is dead on arrival at No.

In science:

It never ceases to astound us that the damping is authentic, quantum mechanical broadening of the lines, a case where astronomy on large scales meets quantum mechanics on small scales without anybody getting angry.
Astrophysics in 2006
Occasionally this would involve drifting out of his lane, with an angry response from other drivers.
CHARM2010: Theory Summary
Let me assure you that it was only for lack of time, and not because I was afraid of being mauled by an angry crowd of true believers.
M Theory and Cosmology
He never looks in a history for anything but the stupidities that he knows already, If you try to instruct him you only humiliate him and make him angry.
Algebra versus analysis in statistical mechanics and quantum field theory
This drastic change in the electoral data is most naturally explained by the tight public control implemented by angry citizens in Moscow after alleged falsiļ¬cations in the parliamentary elections.
Statistical anomalies in 2011-2012 Russian elections revealed by 2D correlation analysis