follow Dictionary.com

How Well Do You Know English Slang?

irate

[ahy-reyt, ahy-reyt] /aɪˈreɪt, ˈaɪ reɪt/
adjective
1.
angry; enraged:
an irate customer.
2.
arising from or characterized by anger:
an irate letter to the editor.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; < Latin īrātus past participle of īrāscī to be angry, get angry; see irascible, -ate1
Related forms
irately, adverb
irateness, noun
nonirate, adjective
nonirately, adverb
Synonyms
1. furious, irritated, provoked.
Antonyms
1. calm.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for irately

irate

/aɪˈreɪt/
adjective
1.
incensed with anger; furious
2.
marked by extreme anger an irate letter
Derived Forms
irately, adverb
Word Origin
C19: from Latin īrātus enraged, from īrascī to be angry
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for irately

irate

adj.

1838, from Latin iratus "angry, enraged, violent, furious," past participle of irasci "grow angry," from ira "anger" (see ire).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for irate

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for irately

10
10
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for irately