Are there any differences between mad and angry and when should you use one instead of the other?
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I think this may be closed for general reference, but they are synonyms mainly in American English, with mad being more colloquial than angry. I would never use mad in formal writing. In British English, mad exclusively means "insane" or "crazy," so it is not interchangeable with angry.