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ire

[ ahyuhr ]
/ aɪər /
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noun
intense anger; wrath.
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Origin of ire

1250–1300; Middle English <Old French <Latin īra anger

OTHER WORDS FROM ire

ireless, adjective

Other definitions for ire (2 of 2)

Ire.

abbreviation
Ireland.
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British Dictionary definitions for ire (1 of 2)

ire
/ (aɪə) /

noun
literary anger; wrath

Derived forms of ire

ireful, adjectiveirefully, adverbirefulness, nounireless, adjective

Word Origin for ire

C13: from Old French, from Latin īra

British Dictionary definitions for ire (2 of 2)

Ire.

abbreviation for
Ireland
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