1. a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance;
[syn: anger, choler, ire]
2. the state of being angry;
[syn: anger, angriness]
3. belligerence aroused by a real or supposed wrong (personified as one of the deadly sins);
[syn: wrath, anger, ire, ira]
1. make angry;
- Example: "The news angered him"
2. become angry;
- Example: "He angers easily"
[syn: anger, see red]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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 v.0.48:
Anger \An"ger\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Angered; p. pr. & vb. n. Angering.] [Cf. Icel. angra.] 1. To make painful; to cause to smart; to inflame. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] He . . . angereth malign ulcers. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. To excite to anger; to enrage; to provoke. [1913 Webster] Taxes and impositions . . . which rather angered than grieved the people. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
anger n 1: a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance [syn: anger, choler, ire] 2: the state of being angry [syn: anger, angriness] 3: belligerence aroused by a real or supposed wrong (personified as one of the deadly sins) [syn: wrath, anger, ire, ira] v 1: make angry; "The news angered him" 2: become angry; "He angers easily" [syn: anger, see red]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
123 Moby Thesaurus words for "anger": a transient madness, acedia, affront, aggravate, angriness, annoy, annoyance, antagonism, ardency, ardor, arouse, asperity, avarice, avaritia, bad humor, bad temper, bile, biliousness, blow up, boil, boil over, bridle, bridle up, bristle, bristle up, burn, causticity, chafe, choler, corrosiveness, dander, deadly sin, discontent, displease, displeasure, dudgeon, dutch, eagerness, enrage, enragement, envy, exasperate, exasperation, excite, excitement, fervency, fervidity, fervidness, fervor, flare up, flip out, fret, fury, gall, get mad, get sore, gluttony, grapes of wrath, greed, gula, heat, hit the ceiling, huff, ill humor, ill nature, ill temper, incense, incite, indignation, inflame, infuriate, infuriation, invidia, ira, irateness, ire, irk, irritability, irritate, irritation, kindle, love, lust, luxuria, mad, madden, make angry, make mad, make sore, monkey, nettle, offend, outrage, pet, pique, pride, provoke, rage, rant, rave, reach boiling point, resentment, rile, saeva indignatio, see red, seethe, sexual desire, sloth, soreness, sourness, spleen, steam up, stew, storm, superbia, temper, tick off, umbrage, vex, vexation, vials of wrath, wrath, wrathfulnessEaston's 1897 Bible Dictionary:
Anger the emotion of instant displeasure on account of something evil that presents itself to our view. In itself it is an original susceptibility of our nature, just as love is, and is not necessarily sinful. It may, however, become sinful when causeless, or excessive, or protracted (Matt. 5:22; Eph. 4:26; Col. 3:8). As ascribed to God, it merely denotes his displeasure with sin and with sinners (Ps. 7:11).