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adjective angry pronunciation in British English /ˈæŋɡri/
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  1. 1
    very annoyed
    angry about/at/over:

    He is very angry about the way he’s been treated.

    Patients are angry at the increase in charges for medicines.

    angry with:

    Are you angry with me?

    feel angry:

    I was left feeling angry and bitter.

    look/sound angry:

    Some of the parents looked extremely angry.

    get/become angry:

    There’s no point in getting angry.

    make someone angry:

    His attitude makes me really angry.

  2. 2
    an angry wound (=cut in your skin) is very red and painful
  3. 3
    literary an angry sky or sea is dark because there is a storm or there is going to be a storm

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 angry pronunciation in British English adverb

sea lion

in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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