- a city in and capital of Maine-et-Loire, in W France.
- 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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- a department in W France. 2787 sq. mi. (7220 sq. km). Capital: Angers.
Examples from the Web for angers
It angers me that, in general, female diaries are considered less philosophical than male diaries.Interview: ‘Heroines’ Author Kate Zambreno
November 23, 2012
Angers has fallen, and now the brigands are threatening Nantes itself.The Historical Nights' Entertainment
With all this, Angers has perhaps a supreme claim for English consideration.The Cathedrals of Northern France
There is an air of settled hostility about him that angers her beyond all words.Molly Bawn
Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
It angers me to see a man degrade himself by such uncouth apparel.Eventide
The carriage rolled through Nantes, and took the route to Angers.The Man in the Iron Mask
Alexandre Dumas, Pere
- a city in W France, on the River Maine. Pop: 151 279 (1999)
- a feeling of great annoyance or antagonism as the result of some real or supposed grievance; rage; wrath
- (tr) to make angry; enrage
- 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)
Word Origin and History for angers
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."