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feeling or showing extreme anger
  • How to Memorize
    • irate - furious
  • Analysis

    The word ‘irate’ is quite high up the scale of anger. It implies a level of annoyance that makes a person border on madness, therefore being irate is often associated with irrational behaviour. In a professional context, you may frequently encounter the word being used in relation to a highly dissatisfied customer(s).

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  • Example(s)
    1. Due to that glitch, we’ve been getting phone calls from irate customers all morning.

    2. James wasn’t interested in hearing my reasons for not selecting him. He was absolutely irate.

    3. You’re completely overreacting to the situation. It’s not something that warrants getting so irate about.