Examples of wrath in a Sentence
- That winter it rained in Los Angeles for three months straight, as if I had brought with me a terrible wrath that somehow agitated the atmosphere, releasing a flood of rain. —Patrick Moore, Tweaked, 2006
- … Reagan raised the bar for every political performer who followed. A president or presidential candidate now had to be smooth or suffer the wrath of the press. —Neal Gabler, Life: The Movie, 1998
- More Wrath than Terror, has seized me. I am very mad. —John Adams 26 Apr. 1777, in The Book of Abigail and John, 1975
the wrath of the gods
waited until my initial wrath had eased before voicing my complaint
Recent Examples of wrath from the Web
Our hopes and prayers are with the good souls there caught in nature’s wrath.
Friday morning, residents Phyllis Sweeney and Gary Balding told their story of fleeing the wrath of tropical storms.
Even that was enough to bring down the wrath of the officers on MacArthur’s staff, who felt Parsons had gone beyond his mission.
But the fear is not just about incurring the wrath of activist voters.
In order to avoid the wrath of a toxic friend scorned, try this approach: back away slowly.
That one house that somehow just missed the wrath of the twister?
Restaurants will feel their wrath if it's suddenly gone.
That idea has support from many lawmakers, both Conservative and Labour, but could bring the wrath of pro-Brexit Conservatives down on the already shaky May government.
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Synonymsangriness, birse [chiefly Scottish], choler, furor, fury, indignation, irateness, ire, lividity, lividness, mad, madness, mood [archaic], outrage, rage, spleen, anger, 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 wrath
- 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
Examples of wrath in a Sentence
- … Take heed the Queen come not within his sight; / For Oberon is passing fell and wrath … —William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream, 1596
Origin and Etymology of wrath
First Known Use: 1535See Words from the same year
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