What are some opposite words for irate?

Antonyms for irate
aɪˈreɪt, ˈaɪ reɪt

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term irate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. irate, ireful(adj)

    feeling or showing extreme anger

    "irate protesters"; "ireful words"

    Antonyms:
    unangry(p)

    Synonyms:
    ireful

Wiktionary

  1. irate(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    infuriated, sore, furious

  2. irate(adjective)

    Extremely angry; wrathful; enraged.

    Synonyms:
    sore, furious, infuriated

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. irate

    Acid, sour, and bitter agree in being contrasted with sweet, but the two former are sharply distinguished from the latter. Acid or sour is the taste of vinegar or lemon-juice; bitter that of quassia, quinine, or strychnine. Acrid is nearly allied to bitter. Pungent suggests the effect of pepper or snuff on the organs of taste or smell; as, a pungent odor. Caustic indicates the corroding effect of some strong chemical, as nitrate of silver. In a figurative sense, as applied to language or character, these words are very closely allied. We say a sour face, sharp words, bitter complaints, caustic wit, cutting irony, biting sarcasm, a stinging taunt, harsh judgment, a tart reply. Harsh carries the idea of intentional and severe unkindness, bitter of a severity that arises from real or supposed ill treatment. The bitter speech springs from the sore heart. Tart and sharp utterances may not proceed from an intention to wound, but merely from a wit recklessly keen; cutting, stinging, and biting speech indicates more or less of hostile intent, the latter being the more deeply malicious. The caustic utterance is meant to burn, perhaps wholesomely, as in the satire of Juvenal or Cervantes. Compare MOROSE.

    Antonyms:
    dulcet, honeyed, luscious, nectared, saccharine, sweet

    Synonyms:
    acerb, acetous, acid, acidulated, acidulous, acrid, acrimonious, biting, bitter, caustic, cutting, harsh, pungent, savage, sharp, sour, stinging, tart, vinegarish, virulent

How to use irate in a sentence?

  1. Joel E. Ross:

    Never underestimate the power of the irate customer.

  2. Shaquille Dukes:

    I was livid, I was irate, the first thing he said to me wasn't,' What's your name ? Can I help you ?' but' Are you stealing this ?'.

  3. Jeanette Williamson:

    I was trying to be nice to her in the beginning, she was so rude, would n’t make eye contact then I just started to get irate. She started to say mean things to me. And it fired me up even more.

  4. Geoff Dean:

    He was somewhat irate, acting a little irrationally.

  5. Police Chief Heath Landry:

    Zak Evans ' said Creola Police said the high rate of speed, and the fact that the car did not immediately pull over, led to Zak Evans' arrest. BABY ON BOARD : AIRLINE CREW DELIVERS BABY GIRL MID-FLIGHT Zak Evans ' was taken to jail while Zak Evans ' wife was taken by ambulance to Cabrini Hospital. From my understanding, Zak Evans ' was very irate, threatening to get everyone if Zak Evans ' missed Zak Evans ' wife's pregnancy.

How to pronounce irate?

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How to say irate in sign language?

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