anger

[ ang-ger ]
/ ˈæŋ gər /

noun

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.

verb (used with object)

to arouse anger or wrath in.
Chiefly British Dialect. to cause to smart; inflame.

verb (used without object)

to become angry: He angers with little provocation.

Nearby words

  1. angelou, maya,
  2. angels,
  3. angels-on-horseback,
  4. angelus,
  5. angelus silesius,
  6. angerly,
  7. angerona,
  8. angers,
  9. angevin,
  10. angi-

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

Synonym study

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.

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British Dictionary definitions for angered

anger

/ (ˈæŋɡə) /

noun

a feeling of great annoyance or antagonism as the result of some real or supposed grievance; rage; wrath

verb

(tr) to make angry; enrage

Word Origin for anger

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

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Word Origin and History for angered
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Idioms and Phrases with angered

anger

see more in sorrow than in anger.

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