3 adjective
cross3 S2 [usually before noun] especially British English
angry or annoyed
get/be cross (with somebody)
She gets cross when he goes out drinking.
Sometimes I get very cross with the children.
cross at/about
She was cross at being interrupted.
crossly adverb
a little angry: miffed informal, peeved informal

rather angry: annoyed, irritated, cross, in a bad/foul mood

very angry: furious, livid, outraged, incensed, incandescent with rage formal

to become angry: lose your temper, go mad British English, go berserk informal, go ballistic informal, hit the roof informal

words for describing someone who often gets angry: bad-tempered, grouchy, cantankerous, crabby, stroppy BrE informal

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