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 (ī-rāt′, ī′rāt′)
Full of or characterized by extreme anger; enraged. See Synonyms at angry.

[Latin īrātus, past participle of īrāscī, to be angry, from īra, anger; see eis- in Indo-European roots.]

i·rate′ly adv.
i·rate′ness n.
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Adv.1.irately - in an irate manner; "`Get out,' he shouted irately"


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London, Mar 27( ANI ): Benfica has reacted irately to a video published in Chelsea's TV channel, in which striker Didier Drogba is filmed quaking in an attempt to ridicule the threat of the Portuguese side.
Roberto can offer no such defence as he irately dances his native "tarantella" along the touchline brandishing an invisible pack of cards and howling at the moon.
Kate's dressing up montage, rather oddly and irately described by Roger Ebert as "gratuitous and offensive" (14) comes after she and Harvey have again met at the airport, this time in a bar.
If we can balance our household budgets, they ask irately, why can't our political leaders?
It's not to save old buildings,' Lambert says irately, when I suggest as much-she has a short fuse for wrong-headed ideas.
First, Erdogan irately targeted the outspoken Dogan Media group urging people not to buy their newspapers.
After taking a number of photographs, the aforementioned steward approached me irately saying I couldn't take photos of him and that I was to delete the pictures immediately.
The image remained while she went inside to get ready for dinner until, after awhile, it yielded to another image: Vic, her first husband, crouching in the back yard, irately pulling weeds.