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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 ?
'Take care, Ellen!' answered Isabella, her eyes sparkling irefully; there was no misdoubting by their expression the full success of her partner's endeavours to make himself detested.