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To be, or to become angry or annoyed - thesaurus

Synonyms

lose your temper (with)

to become very angry

go mad

to become extremely angry

see red

to become very angry

lose it

to suddenly become very angry

fly into a temper/rage

to suddenly become extremely angry

hackles

noun

if your hackles rise, or if something raises your hackles, you begin to feel very angry

snap

verb

to suddenly lose control and become extremely angry or upset because a situation has become too annoying or difficult

lose your cool

to become angry or excited in a difficult situation

go off the deep end

to unexpectedly become very angry, especially without a good reason

hold against

to feel angry with someone, because of something that they have done in the past

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be after someone’s blood

to be very angry with someone and be trying to find them so that you can punish them

begrudge

verb

to feel annoyed that you have to do something

be in a mood

to feel unhappy or angry

be in a paddy/have a paddy

to be very angry and upset, especially in a way that is not reasonable

be like a bear with a sore head

to be in a bad mood, getting annoyed very easily

blow a fuse

informal to suddenly become very angry

blow a gasket

informal to suddenly become very angry

blow your top/stack

to suddenly become very angry

boil

verb

to feel something such as anger very strongly

bristle

verb

to be angry or offended about something

chafe

verb

to feel annoyed and impatient about something that stops you doing what you want

do your nut

to become very angry

flip

verb

informal to become very angry

flip your lid

to become so angry that you lose control

fly off the handle

to suddenly become extremely angry without a good reason

foam at the mouth

informal to be very angry

fray

verb

if someone’s nerves or their temper frays or is frayed, they start to get angry or nervous

get/have the hump

to feel annoyed or offended

get into

to start getting into an angry emotional state

get out of bed on the wrong side

to be in a bad mood from the time you get up in the morning for no obvious reason

get out of the right/wrong side of bed

used for saying that someone is in a good/bad mood

get your knickers in a twist

British to get angry, annoyed, or upset

get your/someone’s dander up

to become angry, or to make someone become angry

go ape

to become very excited, enthusiastic, or angry about something

go ballistic

to become extremely angry

go bananas

informal to become very angry or excited

go crazy

informal to become very angry about something

go loopy

informalBritish to become very angry

go mental

to suddenly become extremely angry

gorge

noun

if someone’s gorge rises, they feel sick or angry

go spare

to get extremely angry

go through the roof

informal to suddenly become extremely angry

go up the wall

to get very angry

have a quick temper

to become angry easily and often

have had a bellyful

to be annoyed because you have done too much of something, spent too much time with someone etc

have had it

to be so annoyed with someone or something that you do not want to be involved with them any longer

have something to say to someone/about something

to be angry with someone or about something

have steam coming out of your ears

to be very angry about something

hit the roof/ceiling

to become very angry

jump up and down

informal to be very angry, excited, or enthusiastic

kick off

Britishinformal to suddenly become very angry or upset and start fighting or arguing

lose your rag

to get very angry

lose your temper

to suddenly become angry

mind

verb

to feel annoyed, upset, or unhappy about something

murder

verb

spoken used for saying that someone will be extremely angry

not take kindly to something

to be annoyed by something

resent

verb

to experience angry unhappy feelings because you think you have been treated unfairly or without enough respect

rise to

to react to something in the way that someone wants you to, especially by becoming angry

rise to the bait

to react to something in the way that someone wants you to, especially by becoming angry

rise to the bait

to become angry when someone is deliberately trying to annoy you

tear/pull your hair out

to feel very worried or very annoyed about something because you do not know what to do about it

upset yourself

to become sad, worried, or angry by thinking about something unpleasant

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