[ ahyuhr ]
/ aɪər /
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intense anger; wrath.
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Origin of ire
1250–1300; Middle English <Old French <Latin īra anger
OTHER WORDS FROM ireireless, adjective
Definition for ire (2 of 2)
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/ (aɪə) /
literary anger; wrath
Derived forms of ireireful, adjectiveirefully, adverbirefulness, nounireless, adjective
Word Origin for ire
C13: from Old French, from Latin īra
British Dictionary definitions for ire (2 of 2)
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