Origin of anger
synonym study for anger
OTHER WORDS FROM angeran·ger·less, adjectiveun·an·gered, adjective
Words nearby anger
What does anger mean?
Anger is a human emotion that involves intense displeasure and aggression as a response to an aggravating event, as in My mother was filled with anger after she found out that I had snuck out to the party.
The word anger is also used to mean to make someone feel anger or to begin to feel anger oneself, as in That grouchy old man next door angers easily. Anger also refers to making someone else feel anger, as in The disrespect shown by the new recruit angered the drill instructor.
Anger is a strong human emotion, and you’ve likely experienced anger in your own life. If you have ever felt your heart pumping strongly and wanted to scream or punch a wall, you’ve felt anger. You might feel anger when someone insults you, takes something from you, hurts one of your loved ones, or does something that you really don’t like. Feeling anger is completely normal, although how you respond to anger can make a big difference.
Angry is used to describe feeling anger, as in I try to avoid angry dogs.
Example: The silly jester was an expert at calming the king’s anger.
Where does anger come from?
The first records of anger come from around 1150. It ultimately comes from the Old Norse word angr, meaning “grief or sorrow.” It is related to the Old English enge, which comes from the Latin verb angere, meaning “to strangle.”
While anger may cause you to want to strangle someone, most people are able to control their anger in other, healthy ways. Usually, experts recommend that you try to calm yourself or to channel your anger into something productive, like journaling or taking a walk. Sometimes, a person just needs to release their anger by shouting, cursing, or punching a pillow. It is almost always a bad idea to suppress, that is holding in and ignoring, your anger because doing so can lead to anxiety, stress, or violent outbursts.
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What are some other forms related to anger?
- angerless (adjective)
- unangered (adjective)
What are some synonyms for anger?
What are some words that share a root or word element with anger?
What are some words that often get used in discussing anger?
How is anger used in real life?
Anger is a common word used to describe a common emotion. Social media often causes people to feel anger.
Anger can make us do idiotic things. It provides momentary justification for things we'll regret permanently.
— Leke Alder (@LekeAlder) November 30, 2020
That game has angered me because a smart coach would’ve won that game
— John Gunther (@TheJohnGunther) December 2, 2020
Trying to write at B&N. There's a lady beside me having a very loud conference call. I'd ask her to stop, but based in the conversation, it seems she angers easily… Oh, fun, she's singing show tunes now… Y'all.
— Kiera Cass (@kieracass) March 29, 2019
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Is anger used correctly in the following sentence?
The protesters yelled about the law that caused their anger.
How to use anger in a sentence
Former eBay chief executive officer Devin Wenig, who isn’t charged, last year texted a colleague expressing worry and anger over the unflattering coverage.Four ex-eBay employees to admit guilt in cyberstalking plot|Verne Kopytoff|September 23, 2020|Fortune
The most successful trickle-up campaigns of the last decade have been inspired not by fear, or anger, but by excitement.Climate action: Fear hasn’t motivated people, so let’s get them excited|matthewheimer|September 22, 2020|Fortune
Martin Luther King’s struggle for civil rights was motivated as much by anger at injustice as by love.Philosophy And Psychology Agree – Yelling At People Who Aren’t Wearing Masks Won’t Work|LGBTQ-Editor|September 21, 2020|No Straight News
Additionally, if your family suffers from a lack of privilege, it’s essential to talk about how to handle the anger that comes along with discrimination.How to talk to kids about the coronavirus and other bad news|Sara Kiley Watson|August 6, 2020|Popular-Science
One source of anger for the defund movement was that Faulconer had proposed an SDPD spending increase, even though the city’s budget was shrinking from the pandemic.Politics Report: Vacation Rentals? It’s Just Like Old Times!|Scott Lewis and Andrew Keatts|July 4, 2020|Voice of San Diego
If Christie was not a presidential aspirant with an anger-management problem, the episode might not even make the list.
Neither is unnerved by her apparent anger, nor do they see her as threatening.
Most of us have an unhealthy relationship with anger, writes author and psychologist Andrea Brandt.
But instead of just quietly releasing a statement through a publicist, she broadcasted her anger far and wide.Jennifer Lawrence’s Righteous Fury Says Everything We Wanted to Say|Kevin O’Keeffe|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Anger often manifests in withholders as another self-destructive but more socially acceptable feeling or behavior, like anxiety.
Instinctively he tried to hide both pain and anger—it could only increase this distance that was already there.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
Then she put her anger from her; put from her, too, the insolence and scorn with which so lavishly she had addressed him hitherto.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
Say that my anger has no bounds—that my heart is breaking—will break and kill me, if he persists in his ingratitude and cruelty.
All these exhibitions of temper and anger result from what I have pointed out to your Majesty in many other letters.
Uncle David felt for a moment so transported with anger, that I think he was on the point of striking him.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
British Dictionary definitions for anger
Word Origin for anger
Other Idioms and Phrases with anger
see more in sorrow than in anger.