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Related to ireful: rapturous, wretchedness


Full of ire; wrathful. See Synonyms at angry.

ire′ful·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ireful - feeling or showing extreme anger; "irate protesters"; "ireful words"
angry - feeling or showing anger; "angry at the weather"; "angry customers"; "an angry silence"; "sending angry letters to the papers"


Full of or marked by extreme anger:
Idioms: fit to be tied, foaming at the mouth, in a rage, in a towering rage.
References in classic literature ?
But as he sat still for a moment, and as he steadfastly looked into the mate's malignant eye and perceived the stacks of powder-casks heaped up in him and the slow-match silently burning along towards them; as he instinctively saw all this, that strange forbearance and unwillingness to stir up the deeper passionateness in any already ireful being --a repugnance most felt, when felt at all, by really valiant men even when aggrieved --this nameless phantom feeling, gentlemen, stole over Steelkilt.
He had a dark face, with stern features and a heavy brow; his eyes and gathered eyebrows looked ireful and thwarted just now; he was past youth, but had not reached middle-age; perhaps he might be thirty-five.
But the ireful, angry chief was not so easily mollified.