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wroth

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adjective \ˈrȯth also ˈrōth\

Definition of wroth

  1. :  intensely angry :  highly incensed :  wrathful



Examples of wroth

  1. <I've been waxing wroth all afternoon!>



Origin of wroth

Middle English, from Old English wrāth; akin to Old High German reid twisted, Old English wrīthan to writhe


First Known Use: before 12th century

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