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Angers

[an-jerz, ang-gerz; French ahn-zhey]
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noun
  1. a city in and capital of Maine-et-Loire, in W France.
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anger

[ang-ger]
noun
  1. a strong feeling of displeasure and belligerence aroused by a wrong; wrath; ire.
  2. Chiefly British Dialect. pain or smart, as of a sore.
  3. Obsolete. grief; trouble.
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verb (used with object)
  1. to arouse anger or wrath in.
  2. Chiefly British Dialect. to cause to smart; inflame.
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verb (used without object)
  1. to become angry: He angers with little provocation.
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Origin of anger

1150–1200; Middle English < Scandinavian; compare Old Norse angr sorrow, grief, akin to Old High German angust (German Angst fear), Latin angor anguish
Related formsan·ger·less, adjectiveun·an·gered, adjective

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1. resentment, exasperation; choler, bile, spleen. 4. displease, vex, irritate, exasperate, infuriate, enrage, incense, madden.

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1. Anger, fury, indignation, rage imply deep and strong feelings aroused by injury, injustice, wrong, etc. Anger is the general term for a sudden violent displeasure: a burst of anger. Indignation implies deep and justified anger: indignation at cruelty or against corruption. Rage is vehement anger: rage at being frustrated. Fury is rage so great that it resembles insanity: the fury of an outraged lover.

Maine-et-Loire

[me-ney-lwar]
noun
  1. a department in W France. 2787 sq. mi. (7220 sq. km). Capital: Angers.
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Angers

noun
  1. a city in W France, on the River Maine. Pop: 151 279 (1999)
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anger

noun
  1. a feeling of great annoyance or antagonism as the result of some real or supposed grievance; rage; wrath
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verb
  1. (tr) to make angry; enrage
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Word Origin

C12: from Old Norse angr grief; related to Old English enge, Old High German engi narrow, Latin angere to strangle

Maine-et-Loire

noun
  1. a department of W France, in Pays de la Loire region. Capital: Angers. Pop: 745 486 (2003 est). Area: 7218 sq km (2815 sq miles)
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Word Origin and History for angers

anger

v.

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.

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anger

n.

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."

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Idioms and Phrases with angers

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