wroth

adjective
\ ˈrȯth How to pronounce wroth (audio) also ˈrōth \

Definition of wroth

: intensely angry : highly incensed : wrathful

Examples of wroth in a Sentence

I've been waxing wroth all afternoon!

First Known Use of wroth

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for wroth

Middle English, from Old English wrāth; akin to Old High German reid twisted, Old English wrīthan to writhe

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The first known use of wroth was before the 12th century

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“Wroth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wroth. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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