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Saying somebody is angry
There are many things in the UK today that make people angry. So we have lots of phrases for describing people when they are in a bad temper. Here are ten of them.
Ten Expressions to Use In Speaking And Writing
- (A bit) annoyed.
- (A bit) peeved.
- Wound up.
- None too pleased.
- In a foul mood. / In a temper
- (Absolutely) furious / fuming
- Go through the roof / Go ballistic
- Be on the warpath
- Storm out
- See red
How To Use These Phrases In Your English
- Phrases 1, 2 and 3 are not very strong. They mean that the person is unhappy with the situation but not shouting or getting violent. If we use 'A bit' they are even weaker.
- Phrase 4 is quite formal and a little old-fashioned. This phrase is suitable for formal letters and letters of complaint.
- In phrase 5, a 'foul mood' is much stronger than a 'temper'.
- Phrase 6 is very strong. If a person is furious or fuming, they are probably shouting or complaining a lot.
- Phrase 7 means that the person suddenly becomes angry as a result of something that has happened.
- Phrase 8 means that somebody is very angry and may verbally or physically attack somebody if they annoy him / her an more.
- In phrase 9, if somebody 'storms out', they leave a room or meeting suddenly because something has made them very angry.
- Phrase 10 means that somebody becomes extremely angry as a result of seeing or hearing something.