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
Above all, Guo has attracted Beijing’s ire by unleashing numerous allegations of high-level corruption within the Communist Party that have rocked Chinese politics this year.
Flake is seeking a second term but has raised Trump’s ire by being among his most vocal critics among Senate Republicans.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell promptly rose to thank Flake for his service and praise his character, but McConnell, who has been a frequent target for Trump’s ire but has chosen to try to work with him, made no mention of Flake’s challenge.
While Donald Trump's invective toward Mexican and Middle Eastern people is well-known, he's certainly reserved plenty of ire for Asian countries as well.
President Trump’s ire over disrespecting the American flag may not extend to himself.
In the past, Yandy drew ire for selling Harry Potter and Disney princess lingerie.
Air Force, winner of three straight over Boise State, probably wouldn’t have mutual feelings, since the Falcons’ ire is saved for Army and Navy.
Mila Kunis, Bad Moms star and casual hero, is on a one-woman mission to plant a little ire in the mailbox of Vice President Mike Pence.
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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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