verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of anger
Synonyms for anger
Related Words for angersannoyance, acrimony, impatience, enmity, rage, fury, antagonism, violence, resentment, animosity, ire, passion, temper, displeasure, irritation, outrage, hatred, exasperation, indignation, annoy
Examples from the Web for angers
Contemporary Examples of angers
It angers me that, in general, female diaries are considered less philosophical than male diaries.Interview: ‘Heroines’ Author Kate Zambreno
November 23, 2012
Historical Examples of angers
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
Word Origin for anger
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."
see more in sorrow than in anger.