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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.
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British Dictionary definitions for nonirate

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
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Word Origin and History for nonirate

irate

adj.

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

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