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To say something, or to speak to someone in an angry way - thesaurus

Synonyms

lash out

to criticize someone or something angrily

tear into

to criticize someone or something very angrily

abuse

verb

to speak to someone in an angry, offensive way

tell off

to criticize someone angrily for doing something wrong

scold

verb

old-fashioned to criticize someone, especially a child, severely and usually angrily for something they have done wrong

rage

verb

mainly literary to shout angrily at someone

jump down someone’s throat

to suddenly speak very angrily to someone, in a way that seems unfair

raise your voice

to speak in a loud angry way

let fly

to criticize someone angrily

bite someone’s head off

to react angrily or rudely to someone when they think you have no reason for doing this

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bang/knock/hit (someone’s) heads together

to speak angrily to people so that they will stop arguing

bawl out

to speak angrily to someone because of something they have done wrong

berate

verb

formal to talk to someone in an angry way because they have done something wrong

bite back

to react angrily to someone who has done or said something unpleasant to you

bluster

verb

to speak in an angry or threatening way, often because you do not want to show that you are frightened or nervous

bollock

verb

Britishimpolite to tell someone in an angry way that they have done something wrong

chew out

to speak angrily to someone because they have done something wrong

chide

verb

mainly literary to criticize someone, or to speak to them in an angry way because you think their behaviour is wrong

cuss out

mainly Americaninformal to shout offensive words at someone because you are annoyed with them

dress down

to speak in an angry way to someone who has done something wrong

fulminate

verb

formal to speak or write angrily about something

give someone a bollocking

Britishimpolite to tell someone in an angry way that they have done something wrong

give someone a dressing-down

to speak angrily to someone because they have done something wrong

give someone a (good) rollicking

to speak very angrily to someone because of something that they have done

give someone a piece of your mind

to speak very angrily to someone because they have done something wrong

give someone hell

to be very angry with someone or treat them severely

gnash your teeth

to protest about something in an angry way

growl

verb

to say something in an unfriendly and angry way

harangue

verb

to speak to someone in a loud angry way for a long time, in order to criticize them or to try to change their opinion

haul someone over the coals

to speak angrily to someone because they have done something wrong. The American expression is rake someone over the coals.

have a bone to pick with someone

to want to talk to someone about something they have done that has annoyed you

hector

verb

formal to speak to someone in an angry way, especially continuously

howl down

to stop someone from speaking or being heard by shouting loudly and angrily

huff

verb

to say something in a way that shows you feel annoyed or impatient

lash

verb

to criticize someone severely or angrily

lay into

to attack someone physically or with cruel words because you are angry with them

puff

verb

to say something in a way that shows you are annoyed and offended, especially when this makes you look rather silly

rant

verb

to complain or talk loudly and angrily for a long time, sometimes saying unreasonable things

rant and rave

to shout and complain angrily about something

rave

verb

to talk in an angry and uncontrolled way

round on

to react angrily towards someone

snap

verb

to speak to someone in a sudden, angry way

snarl

verb

to speak in an unpleasant angry way

spit

verb

mainly literary to say something quickly and angrily

storm

verb

to say something in a very angry way

tear someone off a strip/tear a strip off someone

to criticize someone angrily for doing something wrong

tell someone where they can get off/where to get off

spoken to tell someone rudely that you are angry or annoyed at them

thunder

verb

to say something in a very loud, angry voice

tick off

Britishinformal to speak angrily to someone who has done something wrong

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