Verärgert is another word for angry. http://www.dict.cc/deutsch-englisch/ver%C3%A4rgert.html
@Tujja: "Evil" does, in fact, indicate a certain extremity of "badness". But that's just what "böse" means.
Although I don't ever want to call my children evil, there are things they could do which would leave me no choice but to do so. When he was a little boy, I'm sure little Adolf wasn't thought of by Mr. & Mrs. Hitler as evil or böse. By the end of his life, I would hope they'd have changed their opinion.
First of all, the consumer electronics company Bose is an American company that was founded by a man of Indian descent (his last name, Bose, is Bengali), and secondly, umlauts are part of German spelling and without them (or the addition of an "e"), the word is misspelled: böse = boese =/= bose.
And that's why Luis430466 was wrong to say "Mad. No evil."
But the frequency of usage of a particular definition of a word can in fact have an effect on the meaning of a sentence. As an example, calling something or someone "gay" today has a vastly different meaning than it did in the 1890s and earlier.
I didn't say that böse doesn't mean mad, petorialc. I said that it usually (overwhelmingly according to dict.cc) means evil, vicious, and/or wicked, and that "mad" is an unusual translation. (Again, according to online sources--I am not a native German, although I will make it a point to ask my deutsche Freundin about this when I next see her.)
Hi zengator, I just want to affirm that your "gay example" is entirely valid and pertinent to the discussion, as the word as currently used is understood in a very different way to its generally understood meaning in say 19th C. Meanings can evolve and shift over time.
I'm not at all sure why this example was described as "extreme". I do hope noone mistakenly thought you were likening it to the meaning of böse!!!
[ I certainly didn't! ;-)]
Your "gay" example is a bit extreme. And without any context, it can mean either. (By "both" I meant it can be either, or both, depending on the speaker's intention, as the word have both definitions.)
You can say it usually mean "evil", but you can't exclude the possibilities that it can mean "mad".