WORD FOCUS: angry WORD FOCUS: angry a little angry:miffedinformal, peevedinformal rather angry:annoyed, irritated, cross, in a bad/foul mood very angry:furious, livid, outraged, incensed, incandescent with rageformal to become angry:lose your temper, go madBritish English, go berserkinformal, go ballisticinformal, hit the roofinformal words for describing someone who often gets angry:bad-tempered, grouchy, cantankerous, crabby, stroppyBrE informal ➔ See alsoangryWORD CHOICE: WORD CHOICE: nervous, anxious, annoyed, irritatedIf you are nervous, you cannot relax because you are worried about something that you have to do• I was nervous about my job interview. • He sounded really nervous when he first started speaking.If you are anxious, you are very worried about something that may happen or may have happened, over which you feel you have no control• When she didn't come home from school her parents began to get anxious.Do not use nervous to talk about angry feelings. Use annoyed or irritated.If you are annoyed, you feel slightly angry with someone because of what they have done• I was annoyed that he kept me waiting.If you are irritated, you are made slightly angry by something that keeps happening• Irritated by their giggling, he told them to be quiet.!! If someone is irritating you, you can say that they get on your nerves (NOT 'on your nervous')• His fidgeting is getting on my nerves. ➔ See alsonervous
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.