Simple Definition of ire
: intense anger
Full Definition of ire
: intense and usually openly displayed anger
Examples of ire
He directed his ire at the coworkers who reported the incident.
<the patronizing comment from the snooty waiter roused her ire>
Origin of ire
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin ira; perhaps akin to Greek oistros gadfly, frenzy
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of ire
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