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anger

noun an·ger \ ˈaŋ-gər \

Definition of anger

1 :a strong feeling of displeasure and usually of antagonism (see antagonism 1b)
  • You could hear the anger in his voice.
  • She found it hard to control her anger.
2 :rage 2

angerless

play \-ləs\ adjective

Examples of anger in a Sentence

  1. He couldn't hide his anger with us.

  2. You could hear the anger in his voice.

  3. The group expressed its anger over the company's arrogance.

  4. He said that he had no anger towards the person who shot him.

  5. He never raised his voice in anger.

  6. She was shaking in anger.

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Origin and Etymology of anger

Middle English, affliction, anger, from Old Norse angr grief; akin to Old English enge narrow, Latin angere to strangle, Greek anchein

Synonym Discussion of anger

anger, ire, rage, fury, indignation, wrath mean an intense emotional state induced by displeasure. anger, the most general term, names the reaction but by itself does not convey cause or intensity.
    • tried to hide his anger
ire, more frequent in literary contexts, suggests an intense anger, often with an evident display of feeling.
    • cheeks flushed with ire
rage and fury suggest loss of self-control from violence of emotion.
    • shook with rage
    • could not contain his fury
indignation stresses righteous anger at what one considers unfair, mean, or shameful.
    • a comment that caused general indignation
wrath is likely to suggest a desire or intent to punish or get revenge.
    • I feared her wrath if I was discovered

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anger

verb

Definition of anger

angered; angering play \-g(ə-)riŋ\
transitive verb
:to make (someone) angry
  • He was angered by the decision.
intransitive verb
:to become angry
  • a man who angers easily

Examples of anger in a Sentence

  1. They were shocked and angered by the company's arrogance.

  2. He was angered to learn that he had been fired.

  3. It angered me that she would say something like that.

  4. He's a gentle man who's not easily angered.

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Origin and Etymology of anger

see 1anger



ANGER Defined for English Language Learners

anger

verb

Definition of anger for English Language Learners

  • : to make (someone) angry


anger

noun

Definition of anger for English Language Learners

  • : a strong feeling of being upset or annoyed because of something wrong or bad : the feeling that makes someone want to hurt other people, to shout, etc. : the feeling of being angry


ANGER Defined for Kids

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anger

verb an·ger \ ˈaŋ-gər \

Definition of anger for Students

angered; angering
:to make strongly displeased :make angry

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anger

noun

Definition of anger for Students

:a strong feeling of displeasure or annoyance and often of active opposition to an insult, injury, or injustice

Synonym Discussion of anger

anger, rage, and fury mean the feelings brought about by great displeasure. anger can be used of either a strong or a mild feeling.
    • I was able to hide my anger.
rage is used of strong violent feeling that is difficult to control.
    • He was screaming with rage.
fury is used of overwhelming rage that may cause a person to become violent.
    • In their fury the people smashed windows.


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