[ rawth, roth or, esp. British, rohth ]
/ rɔθ, rɒθ or, esp. British, roʊθ /


angry; wrathful (usually used predicatively): He was wroth to see the damage to his home.
stormy; violent; turbulent: the wroth sea.

Origin of wroth

before 900; Middle English; Old English wrāth; cognate with Dutch wreed cruel, Old Norse reithr angry; akin to writhe
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British Dictionary definitions for wroth

/ (rəʊθ, rɒθ) /


archaic, or literary angry; irate

Word Origin for wroth

Old English wrāth; related to Old Saxon wrēth, Old Norse reithr, Old High German reid curly haired
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