What preposition do we use for the adjective angry?

The adjective angry often uses with and sometimes uses at when referring to the person or entity that is the recipient of the anger.


  • I don’t understand why the client is angry with me.
  • The boss grew angry at the supplier for forgetting the date of delivery. [MS Word, however, doesn’t agree with this prepositional pairing, but most dictionaries allow it.]


Angry uses at, over or about when referring to an issue or subject matter.


  • Many Filipinos became angry over the corruption scandal that rocked the Senate.
  • I felt angry at the way the MRT commuters had been treated by the guards.
  • What is the developer angry about?


References: Learner’s Dictionary, Oxford Dictionary, Oxford Learner’s Dictionary

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