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wrath

[ rath, rahth or, esp. British, rawth ]
/ ræθ, rɑθ or, esp. British, rɔθ /
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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
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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 Formswrathless, 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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Word Origin and History for wrath

wrath


n.

Old English wræððu "anger," from wrað "angry" (see wroth) + -þu, from Proto-Germanic -itho (as in strength, width etc.).

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