angry fury; violent anger (sometimes used in combination): a speech full of rage;incidents of road rage.
a fit of violent anger: Her rages usually don't last too long.
fury or violence of wind, waves, fire, disease, etc.
violence of feeling, desire, or appetite: the rage of thirst.
a violent desire or passion.
ardor; fervor; enthusiasm: poetic rage.
the object of widespread enthusiasm, as for being popular or fashionable: Raccoon coats were the rage on campus.
to act or speak with fury; show or feel violent anger; fulminate.
to move, rush, dash, or surge furiously.
to proceed, continue, or prevail with great violence: The battle raged ten days.
(of feelings, opinions, etc.) to hold sway with unabated violence.
Idioms about rage
all the rage, widely popular or in style.
- rageful, adjective
- rag·ing·ly, adverb
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How to use rage in a sentence
I read ur timeline & I see what ur doing & your rage is thinly veiled pain.
We’ve learned that rage spreads faster online than joy and outrage is contagious.
When there’s a group where everybody’s mad and everybody’s in a rage and they want to burn everything, you can see it, you can sense it.Americans across the political spectrum fear what the Capitol attack portends | Annie Gowen, Jenna Johnson, Holly Bailey | January 12, 2021 | Washington Post
Movie theaters were closed but that only pushed the streaming rage further into the forefront of the entertainment ecosystem.
That rage, fueled by the sorrow and frustration caused by inequality, is no less dangerous today than it was in 1843 — but maybe, channeled into words, it will be just as productive of positive change.A shocking 19th-century crime reveals the continued need for gender equality | Julie Miller | December 27, 2020 | Washington Post
The rage that Marvin has embodied, a man on the edge of eruption, is always a badly wounded man.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile | Robert Ward | January 3, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Now Jena Malone is 30, and with roles in Inherent Vice, The Hunger Games, and a massive superhero film, all the rage.Jena Malone’s Long, Strange Trip From Homelessness to Hollywood Stardom | Marlow Stern | December 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Yes, these days, Nazism is all the rage in the land formerly known as Siam.Hitler is Huge in Thailand: Chicken Joints, T-Shirts, and A Govt.-Issued Propaganda Video | Marlow Stern | December 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This was all the rage among Bible scholars in the nineteenth century.Christian Bale: One Man's Moses Is Another Man's Terrorist | Candida Moss, Joel Baden | December 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The song is about rage and fury and passion, and I had a lot of pain that I wanted to release.
Let him that escapeth be consumed by the rage of the fire: and let them perish that oppress thy people.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
But in her first rage Mrs. Charmington had been weak enough to let out that the prince had called young Mrs. Haggard "lovely."The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
And the finger he pointed at the girl quivered with the rage that filled him at this trick they had thought to put upon him.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
A terrific yell of rage burst from every one, and each hastily threw something or other at the bold intruder.Hunting the Lions | R.M. Ballantyne
I kept a stiff backbone for a while, but presently a futile rage against circumstances bubbled up and boiled over.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
British Dictionary definitions for rage
intense anger; fury
violent movement or action, esp of the sea, wind, etc
great intensity of hunger, sexual desire, or other feelings
aggressive behaviour associated with a specified environment or activity: road rage; school rage
a fashion or craze (esp in the phrase all the rage)
Australian and NZ informal a dance or party
to feel or exhibit intense anger
(esp of storms, fires, etc) to move or surge with great violence
(esp of a disease or epidemic) to spread rapidly and uncontrollably
Australian and NZ informal to have a good time
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other Idioms and Phrases with rage
see all the rage.
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