I. verb (angered; angering) Date: 13th century transitive verb to make angry <
he was angered by the decision
intransitive verb to become angry II. noun Etymology: Middle English, affliction, anger, from Old Norse angr grief; akin to Old English enge narrow, Latin angere to strangle, Greek anchein Date: 14th century 1. a strong feeling of displeasure and usually of antagonism 2. rage 2 • angerless adjective Synonyms: anger, ire, rage, fury, indignation, wrath mean an intense emotional state induced by displeasure. anger the most general term, names the reaction but in itself conveys nothing about intensity or justification or manifestation of the emotional state <
tried to hide his anger
. ire more frequent in literary contexts, may suggest greater intensity than anger, often with an evident display of feeling <
cheeks flushed dark with ire
. rage suggests loss of self-control from violence of emotion <
screaming with rage
. fury is overmastering destructive rage that can verge on madness <
in her fury she accused everyone around her of betrayal
. indignation stresses righteous anger at what one considers unfair, mean, or shameful <
a refusal to listen that caused general indignation
. wrath is likely to suggest a desire or intent to revenge or punish <
rose in his wrath and struck his tormentor to the floor

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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