- a strong feeling of displeasure and belligerence aroused by a wrong; wrath; ire.
- Chiefly British Dialect. pain or smart, as of a sore.
- Obsolete. grief; trouble.
- to arouse anger or wrath in.
- Chiefly British Dialect. to cause to smart; inflame.
- to become angry: He angers with little provocation.
Origin of anger
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Examples from the Web for angered
The Monopoly-style “Ghettopoly” board game was drenched in racial stereotypes, and angered the NAACP.Who Designed Urban Outfitters's Bloody Kent State Shirt? They Won't Say
September 15, 2014
But the constant cry for help has angered German politicians especially, as the bulk of the refugees are heading there.Italy's Latest Export Is Refugees, and the Rest of Europe Is Not Happy
Barbie Latza Nadeau
August 26, 2014
Alexander Litvinenko had angered the Kremlin with repeated claims that Putin was running a thuggish and brutal regime.Brits Investigate Assassination of the Spy Who Warned Us About Putin
July 22, 2014
Patton is angered by the “outrageous” lack of care veterans face when they return home.The Price of Being a Patton: Wrestling With the Legacy of America’s Most Famous General
May 26, 2014
While it angered fans to see the comic strip depart the funny pages, the animated version gained serious attention.Aaron McGruder’s ‘The Boondocks’ Returns Without Aaron McGruder
April 21, 2014
Allis's quick eye caught his expression of amused discontent; it angered her.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
This angered Venus, and she resolved to cast down her earthly rival.Old Greek Folk Stories Told Anew
Josephine Preston Peabody
Angered at the situation and humiliated by what I had said, I was on the point of leaving at once.City of Endless Night
He is a gracious nobleman, and kind of heart, save when he is thwarted or angered.
It may not be against you, but I know not what else can have angered him.'
- a feeling of great annoyance or antagonism as the result of some real or supposed grievance; rage; wrath
- (tr) to make angry; enrage
Word Origin and History for angered
c.1200, "to irritate, annoy, provoke," from Old Norse angra "to grieve, vex, distress; to be vexed at, take offense with," from Proto-Germanic *angus (cf. Old English enge "narrow, painful," Middle Dutch enghe, Gothic aggwus "narrow"), from PIE root *angh- "tight, painfully constricted, painful" (cf. Sanskrit amhu- "narrow," amhah "anguish;" Armenian anjuk "narrow;" Lithuanian ankstas "narrow;" Greek ankhein "to squeeze," ankhone "a strangling;" Latin angere "to throttle, torment;" Old Irish cum-ang "straitness, want"). In Middle English, also of physical pain. Meaning "excite to wrath, make angry" is from late 14c. Related: Angered; angering.
mid-13c., "distress, suffering; anguish, agony," also "hostile attitude, ill will, surliness," from Old Norse angr "distress, grief. sorrow, affliction," from the same root as anger (v.). Sense of "rage, wrath" is early 14c. Old Norse also had angr-gapi "rash, foolish person;" angr-lauss "free from care;" angr-lyndi "sadness, low spirits."