wrath

[rath, rahth or, esp. British, rawth]

noun

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

adjective

Archaic. wroth.

Nearby words

  1. wrapping paper,
  2. wrapround,
  3. wrapt,
  4. wrasse,
  5. wrastle,
  6. wrath, cape,
  7. wrathful,
  8. wrathfully,
  9. wrathy,
  10. wreak

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

Wrath

[rath]

noun

Cape, a high promontory in NW Scotland: most NW point on mainland.
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British Dictionary definitions for wrath

wrath

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

Wrath

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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