[rath, rahth or, esp. British, rawth]
- strong, stern, or fierce anger; deeply resentful indignation; ire.
- vengeance or punishment as the consequence of anger.
- Archaic. wroth.
Origin of wrath
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1. rage, resentment, fury, choler.
- Cape, a high promontory in NW Scotland: most NW point on mainland.
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Examples from the Web for wrath
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P. J. O’Rourke
August 30, 2014
I shirked duty in pursuit of a good sleep, incurring her wrath this morning.Is Sleeping Apart Good for Your Relationship?
August 20, 2014
How the Export-Import Bank” became a target “for Tea Party wrath is a little strange to me.Lobbyist Derangement Syndrome Sweeps DC
August 8, 2014
And as its influence and readership expands, the paper is feeling the wrath of Hollywood mega-stars.Hollywood vs. The Daily Mail: George Clooney and Angelina Jolie Take On The UK's Leanest, Meanest Gossip Machine
Lizzie Crocker, Lloyd Grove
July 12, 2014
The sun went down on its wrath, and its night was tempestuous.
But the wrath of the father rose afresh at sight of her "infatuation."
"Get out of this," he said, with the sternness of wrath suppressed.
The man turned a face upon him which was lion-like in its strength and in its wrath.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
But after an interview with Harris he swallowed this wrath as best he might.Within the Law
- angry, violent, or stern indignation
- divine vengeance or retribution
- archaic a fit of anger or an act resulting from anger
- obsolete incensed; angry
Old English wrǣththu; see wroth
- Cape Wrath a promontory at the NW extremity of the Scottish mainland
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Word Origin and History for wrath
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