Examples of ire in a Sentence
He directed his ire at the coworkers who reported the incident.
the patronizing comment from the snooty waiter roused her ire
Recent Examples of ire from the Web
Treasury Committee asks for more transparency about applicants MPC has just one female member, while FPC has none at all A lack of diversity at the top levels of the Bank of England has drawn the ire of U.K. lawmakers.
Also, braving the ire of lobbyists, the authors of the bill also kill some sacred cows.
Why risk bipartisan consumer ire to support big banks?
Penn State won its first Big Ten title in its second season in the conference, but memories of that undefeated 1994 team inspire ire as well as awe.
Amazon removed the costume from its website over the summer after the first round of ire erupted, Fortune reported.
The Botox maker sold off certain patents on a key drug in an unorthodox deal to protect intellectual property by using Native sovereign rights claims to dismiss certain challenges; the move has already drawn the ire of Congressional committees.
Brown's decision to sign the bill will almost certainly draw the ire of the President, who has threatened to withhold funds from sanctuary cities — a move that inspired several jurisdictions in California to sue his administration.
In the past, local ire was often focused on the region’s corporate tormentors.
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Origin and Etymology of ire
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsangriness, birse [chiefly Scottish], choler, furor, fury, indignation, irateness, anger, lividity, lividness, mad, madness, mood [archaic], outrage, rage, spleen, wrath, wrathfulness
Related Wordsaggravation, 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, warmth
Near Antonymscalmness, forbearance, patience
Synonym Discussion of ire
- tried to hide his anger
- cheeks flushed with ire
- shook with rage
- could not contain his fury
- a comment that caused general indignation
- I feared her wrath if I was discovered
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