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
Arrudasouza on Wednesday during his first court appearance confessed he was under the influence of methamphetamines when he used a fork and a knife to stab Carey in a fit of rage.
A tiny electric car that costs just $4,200 has been all the rage in China this year.You Can Buy This Electric Car for $7,999 in California | Vanessa Bates Ramirez | November 12, 2020 | Singularity Hub
As it has for so many, 2020 swallowed Lively in an “overwhelming tidal wave of loss and rage and grief and confusion.”She fell into QAnon and went viral for destroying a Target mask display. Now she’s rebuilding her life. | Travis Andrews | November 11, 2020 | Washington Post
The play pivots from rallying cry to tears of rage as Hamer recalls the crippling beating she suffered after being unjustly tossed in a Mississippi jail cell in 1963.Arena Stage returns to live performances with an outdoor production of the rousing ‘Fannie Lou Hamer, Speak on It!’ | Thomas Floyd | October 30, 2020 | Washington Post
The deaths, whether caught on camera or not, sparked a collective rage against the police and systemic racism that is still burning.What the public is getting right — and wrong — about police abolition | Fabiola Cineas | October 30, 2020 | Vox
With Ebola still raging in West Africa, the race to find a vaccine is heating up.
Our relationship did not improve as I entered college and developed a raging eating disorder.
Suddenly, you are crying, breathless, raging, and on quieter days just going through the motions.
Thousands of years ago, Saudi Arabia fortuitously sat in the middle of the raging incense trade.
The exercise, called Anatolian Eagle, was conducted well out of sight of the wars raging in Syria and Iraq.
Louis had covered his raging temples with his hand, and he hastened forward with distracted swiftness.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
Would she let Alessandro become a raging madman, and finally kill both himself and her?Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson
And Punch would get out of bed with raging hate in his heart against all the world, seen and unseen.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II | Rudyard Kipling
For down he falls into the raging waters below and is a lucky man if he is not dashed to pieces on the sharp rocks.Alila, Our Little Philippine Cousin | Mary Hazelton Wade
Again the unknown power smote the lad to the earth, which had become a raging sea.A Lost Hero | Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward and Herbert D. Ward
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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