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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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"But how much has this current set me?" the captain demanded irately. "How am I to know how much to keep off?"
He was heard irately telling a nagging television host how the people must not believe statements issued by other official spokespersons.
Guadalupe Garcia (Mexico) as referee while the three judges are Eliseo Gonzalez (Mexico), Irately Malazonya (Russia), and Zanashir Taznaa (Mongolia).
The North Sentinel Island is home to the Sentinelese, a native tribe that irately spurns external contacts.
The husband jumped to his feet irately moving toward the group, but was held back.
recently, three justices irately and inaptly asserted, "a
Anselment alleges that "Contemporary Elizabethans, irately opposed to Martin's blasphemous disregard for conventional methods of religious disputation, condemned him as a "stage plaier" whose behavior seemed a deliberate imitation of the popular jester Richard Tarlton." Anselment, "Rhetoric," 103.
The passionate commitment of monotheistic believers was bound to make them react irately, dismissively, and at times, derisively to the culture of the polytheists.
Very irately she replied in Kashmiri language, "chea kya daleel chhy" which means, what is wrong with you?
After the UN General Assembly voted on November 29, 2012 overwhelmingly to upgrade the status to a non-member state, Ambassador Susan Rice irately said that the United States "will continue to oppose firmly any and all unilateral actions in international bodies." One has to be simultaneously deaf, dumb and blind or outright disingenuous to qualify the vote of over 130 countries on something as "unilateral." As a matter of fact, apart from Canada, no major country joined the U.S.
"You should just face the truth," the irately self-pitying Abe at one point yells at his mother.
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.