He has since edged closer to the center, angering one-time Tea Party allies.
But Obama must walk a fine line between making the GOP lawmakers appear recalcitrant and angering them through harsh rhetoric.
On the other hand, Eliot Spitzer was a moral scold whose steamrolling manner was angering even his allies.
Thrown into the Middle East pyre, the Zionism-racism charge has been an accelerant, angering, alienating, polarizing both sides.
After angering the crowd with a late start in 2008, West was back with some better music, and a lot of preaching.
Those surrounding him, including his nearest by kinship, were afraid of angering the ruthless man by unwelcome counsel.
She restrained herself so as not to say too much, but really it was angering her.
Fred's name, thus introduced, always had the effect of angering Harriet.
The frankness of John's speech, instead of angering him, pleased him much.
It is vexing—it is angering, but it is not like death, not even sickness.
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."
the emotion of instant displeasure on account of something evil that presents itself to our view. In itself it is an original susceptibility of our nature, just as love is, and is not necessarily sinful. It may, however, become sinful when causeless, or excessive, or protracted (Matt. 5:22; Eph. 4:26; Col. 3:8). As ascribed to God, it merely denotes his displeasure with sin and with sinners (Ps. 7:11).