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rage

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of rage

  1. 1 a state of wildly excited activity or emotion <found her at home in a rage of scrubbing and cleaning in preparation for the rabbi's visit> Synonyms agitation, deliriousness, delirium, distraction, fever, feverishness, flap, furor, furore, fury, hysteria, frenzy, rampage, uproarRelated Words chaos, confusion, disorder, havoc, pandemonium, turmoil; bedlam, bother, brouhaha, bustle, clamor, clatter, commotion, disturbance, fuss, hoo-ha (also hoo-hah), hubbub, hullabaloo, hurly-burly, ruckus, ruction, rumpus, shindy, squall, stew, stir, storm, to-do, tempest, tumultNear Antonyms calm, calmness, peace, peacefulness, placidity, quiet, quietude, repose, restfulness, sereneness, serenity, still, stillness, tranquillity (or tranquility), tranquilness

  2. 2 an intense emotional state of displeasure with someone or something <boiling with rage at the bank teller's insult, he demanded to see the manager> Synonyms angriness, birse [chiefly Scottish], choler, furor, fury, indignation, irateness, ire, lividity, lividness, mad, madness, mood [archaic], outrage, anger, spleen, wrath, wrathfulnessRelated Words aggravation, annoyance, exasperation, irritation, vexation; acrimoniousness, acrimony, animosity, antagonism, antipathy, bile, biliousness, bitterness, contempt, embitterment, empoisonment, enmity, grudge, hostility, rancor; envy, jaundice, jealousy, pique, resentment; malevolence, malice, spite, vengefulness, venom, vindictiveness, virulence, vitriol; belligerence, contentiousness, contrariness, crankiness, disputatiousness, hot-headedness, irascibility, irascibleness, irritability, orneriness, pugnaciousness, pugnacity, quarrelsomeness, querulousness; blowup, flare, flare-up, outburst; chafe, dander, dudgeon, huff, pet, rise, ruffle, temper; air rage, road rage; delirium, heat, passion, warmthNear Antonyms calmness, forbearance, patienceAntonyms delight, pleasure

  3. 3 a practice or interest that is very popular for a short time <there was time when playing with Frisbees was all the rage> Synonyms buzz, chic, craze, dernier cri, enthusiasm, fashion, flavor, go, hot ticket, last word, latest, mode, fad, sensation, style, ton, trend, vogueRelated Words nine days' wonder (also nine day wonder); new wave; crush, infatuation; fervor, passion; furor, fuss, hullabaloo, to-do, uproar; bandwagon, crusade, cult, movement; novelty, wrinkle; caprice, fancy, whimNear Antonyms classic, standard

  4. 4 archaic  a serious mental disorder that prevents one from living a safe and normal life <the king's last years were spent in a lonely rage> Synonyms aberration, dementia, derangement, lunacy, madness, mania, insanity [archaic]Related Words neurosis, psychosis; instability, irrationality, unreasonableness; delirium, frenzy, hysteria; hallucinosis, hypomania, paranoia, schizophrenia; senile dementia; delusion, hallucination; monomania, obsession, phobia; abnormality, dementedness, unsoundnessNear Antonyms lucidity, rationality, rationalness, reasonability, reasonableness; normality, soundnessAntonyms mind, saneness, sanity




rage

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of rage

  1. 1 to express one's anger usually violently <the bad call prompted the coach to rage about the refereeing, even throwing his clipboard at one referee> Synonyms bristle, fume, storm Related Words blow up, flare (up), flip (out) [slang]; bluster, carry on, fulminate, rampage, rant, rave, take on; burn, foam, seethe, smolder (or smoulder), steam; chafe, fret, stew Phrases make a scene, run amok (or run amuck) Near Antonyms allay, appease, pacify, soothe; check, choke (back), collect, compose, contain, curb, pocket, rein, repress, restrain, smother, stifle, strangle, subdue, suppress, swallow; moderate, temper, tone (down); ease, let up, relax; calm, cool, hush, quell, quiet, settle, still

  2. 2 to be excited or emotionally stirred up with anger <still raging about his assistant's burnt pies, the pastry cook forgot to add the egg whites to his cake batter> Synonyms burn, foam, fume, boil, rankle, seethe, sizzle, steam, stormRelated Words fulminate, rant, rave; smolder (or smoulder); bristle, flare (up), inflame (also enflame); chafe, fret, stew; agitate, convulse, roil, shake




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