Vocabulary & Phrases to express 'Anger' - English Speaking Lesson
How can you describe someone who is angry? These words and expressions can be used to describe different strengths of anger, from mild anger to rage.
Grumpy - Someone who is often in a bad mood and complains a lot (esp old people):
"He's such a grumpy old man!"
Crotchety - Someone who is easily irritated:
"I hate it when you're in a crotchety mood."
snappy - When you are in a bad mood and speak sharply to people:
"She's in a very snappy mood today."
Get out of bed on the wrong side - Wake up in a bad mood:
"Don't expect any sympathy from Joe. He got out of bed on the wrong side this morning."
Be rubbed up the wrong way - To be put in a bad mood by someone:
"Don't worry too much about him. He was rubbed up the wrong way when we started talking about promotion."
pissed off (British slang) - Very angry:
"I was really pissed off by her attitude."
Livid - Very angry:
"I was absolutely livid when I found out."
Spitting mad - Be very angry:
"He got me spitting mad!"
Like a red rag to a bull - Provoke someone to anger:
"Talking about politics is like a red rag to a bull to him."
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