noun \ˈrath, chiefly British ˈrth\

: extreme anger

Full Definition of WRATH

:  strong vengeful anger or indignation
:  retributory punishment for an offense or a crime :  divine chastisement

Examples of WRATH

  1. the wrath of the gods
  2. <waited until my initial wrath had eased before voicing my complaint>
  3. That winter it rained in Los Angeles for three months straight, as if I had brought with me a terrible wrath that somehow agitated the atmosphere, releasing a flood of rain. —Patrick Moore, Tweaked, 2006

Origin of WRATH

Middle English, from Old English wrǣththo, from wrāth wroth — more at wroth
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with WRATH


adjective \ˈrath, chiefly British ˈrth\

Definition of WRATH

:  wrathful

Examples of WRATH

  1. … Take heed the Queen come not within his sight; / For Oberon is passing fell and wrath … —William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream, 1596

Origin of WRATH

alteration of wroth
First Known Use: 1535


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