Anger An"ger (a[ng]"g[~e]r), n. [OE. anger, angre, affliction, anger, fr. Icel. angr affliction, sorrow; akin to Dan. anger regret, Swed. [*a]nger regret, AS. ange oppressed, sad, L. angor a strangling, anguish, angere to strangle, Gr. 'a`gchein to strangle, Skr. a[mdot]has pain, and to E. anguish, anxious, quinsy, and perh. awe, ugly. The word seems to have orig. meant to choke, squeeze. [root]3.] 1. Trouble; vexation; also, physical pain or smart of a sore, etc. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

I made the experiment, setting the moxa where . . . the greatest anger and soreness still continued. --Temple. [1913 Webster]

2. A strong passion or emotion of displeasure or antagonism, excited by a real or supposed injury or insult to one's self or others, or by the intent to do such injury. [1913 Webster]

Anger is like A full hot horse, who being allowed his way, Self-mettle tires him. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Resentment; wrath; rage; fury; passion; ire gall; choler; indignation; displeasure; vexation; grudge; spleen.

Usage: {Anger}, {Indignation}, {Resentment}, {Wrath}, {Ire}, {Rage}, {Fury}. Anger is a feeling of keen displeasure (usually with a desire to punish) for what we regard as wrong toward ourselves or others. It may be excessive or misplaced, but is not necessarily criminal. Indignation is a generous outburst of anger in view of things which are indigna, or unworthy to be done, involving what is mean, cruel, flagitious, etc., in character or conduct. Resentment is often a moody feeling, leading one to brood over his supposed personal wrongs with a deep and lasting anger. See {Resentment}. Wrath and ire (the last poetical) express the feelings of one who is bitterly provoked. Rage is a vehement ebullition of anger; and fury is an excess of rage, amounting almost to madness. Warmth of constitution often gives rise to anger; a high sense of honor creates indignation at crime; a man of quick sensibilities is apt to cherish resentment; the wrath and ire of men are often connected with a haughty and vindictive spirit; rage and fury are distempers of the soul to be regarded only with abhorrence. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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