wrathful

[ rath-fuhl, rahth- or, esp. British, rawth- ]
/ ˈræθ fəl, ˈrɑθ- or, esp. British, ˈrɔθ- /

adjective

very angry; ireful; full of wrath: They trembled before the wrathful queen.
characterized by or showing wrath: wrathful words.

Nearby words

  1. wrapt,
  2. wrasse,
  3. wrastle,
  4. wrath,
  5. wrath, cape,
  6. wrathfully,
  7. wrathy,
  8. wreak,
  9. wreak havoc,
  10. wreath

Origin of wrathful

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at wrath, -ful

SYNONYMS FOR wrathful
1. irate, furious, raging, incensed, enraged.

Related forms
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British Dictionary definitions for wrathful

wrathful

/ (ˈrɒθfʊl) /

adjective

full of wrath; raging or furious
resulting from or expressing wrath
Also (informal): wrathy

Derived Formswrathfully, adverbwrathfulness, noun

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Word Origin and History for wrathful

wrathful

adj.

c.1300, from wrath + -ful. Related: Wrathfully.

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