wrath

[ rath, rahth or, esp. British, rawth ]
/ ræθ, rɑθ or, esp. British, rɔθ /

noun

strong, stern, or fierce anger; deeply resentful indignation; ire.
vengeance or punishment as the consequence of anger.

adjective

Archaic. wroth.

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Origin of wrath

before 900; (noun) Middle English wraththe, Old English wrǣththo, equivalent to wrāth wroth + -tho -th1; (adj.) variant of wroth by association with the noun

Definition for wrath (2 of 2)

Wrath
[ rath ]
/ ræθ /

noun

Cape, a high promontory in NW Scotland: most NW point on mainland.
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British Dictionary definitions for wrath (1 of 2)

wrath
/ (rɒθ) /

noun

angry, violent, or stern indignation
divine vengeance or retribution
archaic a fit of anger or an act resulting from anger

adjective

obsolete incensed; angry

Derived forms of wrath

wrathless, adjective

Word Origin for wrath

Old English wrǣththu; see wroth

British Dictionary definitions for wrath (2 of 2)

Wrath
/ (rɒθ, rɔːθ) /

noun

Cape Wrath a promontory at the NW extremity of the Scottish mainland
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