Angry Word List

Sometimes our characters get angry and it’s handy to have a list around so you can be very specific with the type of anger they’re experiencing. Annnnd, to keep it from getting repetitive if your character has an anger problem. Ha. This time, I have included the definitions for all of the words so keep scrolling (and see fabulous gifs throughout). So, without further ado, here is your Other Words for ANGER WORD LIST.

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abuse: rudeness intended to offend or hurt

acrimonious: marked by strong resentment or cynicism

acrimony: a rough and bitter manner

aggravated: angry or displeased especially because of small problems or annoyances

aggression: a feeling of hostility that arouses thoughts of attack

aggressive: characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight

agitate: cause to be excited or roused

anger: the state of being very annoyed

angry: feeling or showing extreme displeasure or hostility

annoy: disturb, especially by minor irritations

annoyance: the state of being irritated or bothered

annoyed: troubled persistently

annoying: causing irritation

antagonism: an actively expressed feeling of dislike and hostility

antagonize: provoke the hostility of

apoplectic: marked by extreme anger

argue: have a disagreement about something

argument: a dispute where there is strong disagreement

bad: having undesirable or negative qualities

berserk: frenzied as if possessed by a demon

blaze: shoot rapidly and repeatedly

blow a fuse: get very angry and fly into a rage

boil: be in an agitated emotional state

bristle: react in an offended or angry manner

bust-up: a serious quarrel (especially one that ends a friendship)

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chafe: disturb, especially by minor irritations

choleric: characterized by anger

complain: express discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness

confrontational: aggressive and prone to starting arguments or fights

controversial: marked by or capable of causing disagreement

cranky: easily irritated or annoyed

crazy: marked by thought or action that lacks reason

cross: annoyed and irritable

crotchety: having a difficult and contrary disposition

disgruntled: in a state of sulky dissatisfaction

enrage: make someone extremely or violently angry

exasperated: greatly annoyed; out of patience

explode: show a violent emotional reaction

explosive: liable to lead to sudden change or violence

fierce: violently hostile or aggressive in temperament

fiery: easily provoked

flare: a sudden outburst of emotion

flare-up: a sudden intense happening

flip: to lose one’s mind or composure (to flip out)

fly off the handle: get very angry and fly into a rage

foam at the mouth: be in a state of uncontrolled anger

frustrate: discourage or cause annoyance or upset

frustrated: feeling discouragement, anger, and annoyance because of unfulfilled goals, desires, or needs

fume: to be mad, angry, or furious; a state of excited irritation

furious: marked by extreme anger

fury: intense, disordered, and often destructive rage

gall: the trait of being rude and impertinent; to vex

galling: causing irritation or annoyance

glare: look at with a fixed or angry gaze

glower: look angry or sullen as if to signal disapproval

go ballistic: to become wildly angry

heated: marked by anger or passion

hit the roof: get very angry and fly into a rage

hostile: impossible to bring into friendly accord

hostility: violent action that is usually unprovoked

hot: having a high or higher than desirable temperature

hot-tempered: quickly aroused to anger

hot under the collar: very angry

huff: a state of irritation or annoyance

ill-tempered: annoyed and irritable

incense: make furious

incensed: to arouse the extreme anger or indignation of

indignant: angered at something unjust or wrong

indignation: anger aroused by something unjust, unworthy, or mean; righteous anger

infuriate: make extremely angry

invective: abusive language used to express blame or censure

irascible: marked by hot temper and easily provoked anger

irate: feeling or showing extreme anger

ireful: intense and usually openly displayed anger

irritate: cause annoyance in

irritated: aroused to impatience or anger

lash: a quick blow delivered with a whip or whip-like object

livid: furiously angry

mad: roused to anger

madden: make angry

miffed: aroused to impatience or anger

nettle: cause a stinging pain or sensation

outrage: the anger and resentment aroused by injury or insult

peeved: a feeling or mood of resentment

pique: to arouse anger or resentment

provocation: a means of arousing or stirring to action

provocative: serving or tending to excite or stimulate

provoke: provide the needed stimulus for

push: move with force, to shove in a rough, careless manner

quarrel: an angry dispute

querulous: habitually complaining

quick-tempered: quickly aroused to anger

rage: a feeling of intense anger

rail: to revile or scold in harsh, insolent, or abusive language

rankle: make resentful or angry

rant: talk at length in a noisy, excited, or angry manner

ranting: a loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotion

rave: talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner

red: flushed especially with anger or embarrassment

resent: feel bitter or indignant about; to feel or express annoyance

resentful: full of or marked by indignant ill will

resentment: a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will

rile: disturb, especially by minor irritations

roast: subject to laughter or ridicule

row: an angry dispute

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see red: become angry

seethe: be in an agitated emotional state

shirty: (British informal) ill-tempered or annoyed

short-tempered: quickly aroused to anger

snap: to utter sharp biting words; bark out irritable or peevish retorts

snarl: to growl with a snapping, gnashing, or display of teeth; to give vent to anger in surly language

sore: hurting; roused to anger; causing misery and distress

spiky: sharply irritating or acerbic (as in temper or manner)

spit: forcefully expel saliva

splenetic: marked by bad temper, malevolence, or spite; given to melancholy

steaming: pent-up emotional tension

sting: cause an emotional pain

storm: a disturbed or agitated state; a tumultuous outburst

stormy: characterized by violent emotions or behavior

strife: bitter conflict; heated or violent dissension

sulk: be in a huff and display one’s displeasure

sulky: sullen or moody

tantrum: a display of bad temper

tee off: to hit hard; to make an angry denunciation

temper: a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger

temperamental: subject to sharply varying moods

tetchy: easily irritated or annoyed

thunderous: loud enough to cause (temporary) hearing loss

tight: marked by unusual tension (as in the face or body)

tirade: a speech of violent denunciation

trouble: a source of difficulty

truculence: stubborn and defiant aggressiveness

truculent: defiantly aggressive

upset: to trouble mentally or emotionally; disturb the poise of; to throw into disorder

vexed: troubled persistently especially with petty annoyances

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