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.
- an·ger·less, adjective
- un·an·gered, adjective
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How to use anger in a sentence
This hilarious, moving novel is also charged with a current of understated anger.
In fact, she expects the percentage of people grappling with it will double from 10% to 20% as the pandemic continues, not just because of personal loss or existential guilt, but building anger in the midst of a hyper-politicized atmosphere.
Danish mink farmers and the center-right opposition bloc have voiced anger over the planned cull, which they’ve characterized as an overreaction.Denmark’s prime minister says its mink population will be culled—but she’s facing political resistance | kdunn6 | November 9, 2020 | Fortune
Demoralization, he says, involves experiencing a loss of meaning and purpose in life, accompanied by frustration, anger and a feeling that one is fighting a losing battle.‘Deaths of despair’ are rising. It’s time to define despair | Bruce Bower | November 2, 2020 | Science News
The police union’s lawsuit cited the growing anger over police violence as a reason to hide their names.How Cops Who Use Force and Even Kill Can Hide Their Names From the Public | by Kenny Jacoby, USA Today and Ryan Gabrielson, ProPublica | October 29, 2020 | ProPublica
The Monopoly-style “Ghettopoly” board game was drenched in racial stereotypes, and angered the NAACP.Who Designed Urban Outfitters's Bloody Kent State Shirt? They Won't Say | Asawin Suebsaeng | September 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But the constant cry for help has angered German politicians especially, as the bulk of the refugees are heading there.Italy's Latest Export Is Refugees, and the Rest of Europe Is Not Happy | Barbie Latza Nadeau | August 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This post-mortum attempt to paint Brown as a suspect angered the mostly black community of Ferguson.
Alexander Litvinenko had angered the Kremlin with repeated claims that Putin was running a thuggish and brutal regime.Brits Investigate Assassination of the Spy Who Warned Us About Putin | Nico Hines | July 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Patton is angered by the “outrageous” lack of care veterans face when they return home.The Price of Being a Patton: Wrestling With the Legacy of America’s Most Famous General | Tim Teeman | May 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
"The mountain deities were angered at your presumption," nodded Kano, well pleased.The Dragon Painter | Mary McNeil Fenollosa
But their attacks angered the superior ones, and they began a campaign of extermination against the insect men's empire.Valley of the Croen | Lee Tarbell
It was this latter that particularly angered Harvey, as he paused, perspiring, from his work.The Rival Campers Afloat | Ruel Perley Smith
Gibbs was angered beyond reason at Sammy's last words, or he would have exercised greater care.The Shepherd of the Hills | Harold Bell Wright
Her tone and manner angered Gibbs, and dropping Ollie he started toward the girl to take her from the horse by force.The Shepherd of the Hills | Harold Bell Wright
British Dictionary definitions for anger
a feeling of great annoyance or antagonism as the result of some real or supposed grievance; rage; wrath
(tr) to make angry; enrage
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Other Idioms and Phrases with anger
see more in sorrow than in anger.
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