ire


ire

noun \ˈī(-ə)r\

: intense anger

Full Definition of IRE

:  intense and usually openly displayed anger
ire transitive verb
ire·ful \-fəl\ adjective

Examples of IRE

  1. He directed his ire at the coworkers who reported the incident.
  2. <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

Rhymes with IRE

Ire

abbreviation

Definition of IRE

Ireland

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