Definition of ire
: intense and usually openly displayed anger
irefulplay \ˈī(-ə)r-fəl\ adjective
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
Al Jazeera, which amplified cries for regime change, both peaceful and not, faced the sheikhs’ particular ire.
But much of the plaintiffs’ ire is directed towards vice chair Kris Kobach, the Kansas Secretary of State and the de facto leader of the commission.
Alas, Donald Trump is far too intellectually limited and lazy to dictate policy to his party — and far too corrupt to risk attracting Paul Ryan’s ire.
But the tubby little cubby has incited the ire of internet censors in China.
But instead of objecting to the question with manufactured ire, Jones was deferential to Tennessee's rival in his response.
For years the conservative movement has been running on weaponized resentment, and one of the prime targets for that ire has been colleges and universities.
His outspokenness drew the ire of administration officials and earned him near-cult status among Trump's opponents.
Insurance premiums and deductibles have also risen under Obamacare, drawing the ire of many working-class Americans.
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Origin and Etymology of ire
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin ira; perhaps akin to Greek oistros gadfly, frenzy
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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: intense anger
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