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rage

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of rage

  1. 1 a state of wildly excited activity or emotion found her at home in a rage of scrubbing and cleaning in preparation for the rabbi's visit Synonyms of rage agitation, deliriousness, delirium, distraction, fever, feverishness, flap, furor, furore, fury, hysteria, frenzy, rampage, uproarWords Related to rage chaos, confusion, disorder, havoc, pandemonium, turmoil; bedlam, bother, brouhaha, bustle, clamor, clatter, commotion, disturbance, fuss, hoo-ha (also hoo-hah), hubbub, hullabaloo, hurly-burly, ruckus, ruction, rumpus, shindy, squall, stew, stir, storm, to-do, tempest, tumultNear Antonyms of rage calm, calmness, peace, peacefulness, placidity, quiet, quietude, repose, restfulness, sereneness, serenity, still, stillness, tranquillity (or tranquility), tranquilness

  2. 2 an intense emotional state of displeasure with someone or something boiling with rage at the bank teller's insult, he demanded to see the manager Synonyms of rage angriness, birse [chiefly Scottish], choler, furor, fury, indignation, irateness, ire, lividity, lividness, mad, madness, mood [archaic], outrage, anger, spleen, wrath, wrathfulnessWords Related to rage aggravation, 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, warmthNear Antonyms of rage calmness, forbearance, patienceAntonyms of rage delight, pleasure

  3. 3 a practice or interest that is very popular for a short time there was time when playing with Frisbees was all the rage Synonyms of rage buzz, chic, craze, dernier cri, enthusiasm, fashion, flavor, go, hot ticket, last word, latest, mode, fad, sensation, style, ton, trend, vogueWords Related to rage nine days' wonder (also nine day wonder); new wave; crush, infatuation; fervor, passion; furor, fuss, hullabaloo, to-do, uproar; bandwagon, crusade, cult, movement; novelty, wrinkle; caprice, fancy, whimNear Antonyms of rage classic, standard

  4. 4 archaic  a serious mental disorder that prevents one from living a safe and normal life the king's last years were spent in a lonely rage Synonyms of rage aberration, dementia, derangement, lunacy, madness, mania, insanity [archaic]Words Related to rage neurosis, psychosis; instability, irrationality, unreasonableness; delirium, frenzy, hysteria; hallucinosis, hypomania, paranoia, schizophrenia; senile dementia; delusion, hallucination; monomania, obsession, phobia; abnormality, dementedness, unsoundnessNear Antonyms of rage lucidity, rationality, rationalness, reasonability, reasonableness; normality, soundnessAntonyms of rage mind, saneness, sanity

Synonym Discussion of rage

anger, ire, rage, fury, indignation, wrath mean an intense emotional state induced by displeasure. anger, the most general term, names the reaction but by itself does not convey cause or intensity.
    • tried to hide his anger
ire, more frequent in literary contexts, suggests an intense anger, often with an evident display of feeling.
    • cheeks flushed with ire
rage and fury suggest loss of self-control from violence of emotion.
    • shook with rage
    • could not contain his fury
indignation stresses righteous anger at what one considers unfair, mean, or shameful.
    • a comment that caused general indignation
wrath is likely to suggest a desire or intent to punish or get revenge.
    • I feared her wrath if I was discovered

rage

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of rage

  1. 1 to express one's anger usually violently the bad call prompted the coach to rage about the refereeing, even throwing his clipboard at one referee Synonyms of rage bristle, fume, storm Words Related to rage blow up, flare (up), flip (out) [slang]; bluster, carry on, fulminate, rampage, rant, rave, take on; burn, foam, seethe, smolder (or smoulder), steam; chafe, fret, stew Phrases make a scene, run amok (or run amuck) Near Antonyms of rage allay, appease, pacify, soothe; check, choke (back), collect, compose, contain, curb, pocket, rein, repress, restrain, smother, stifle, strangle, subdue, suppress, swallow; moderate, temper, tone (down); ease, let up, relax; calm, cool, hush, quell, quiet, settle, still

  2. 2 to be excited or emotionally stirred up with anger still raging about his assistant's burnt pies, the pastry cook forgot to add the egg whites to his cake batter Synonyms of rage burn, foam, fume, boil, rankle, seethe, sizzle, steam, stormWords Related to rage fulminate, rant, rave; smolder (or smoulder); bristle, flare (up), inflame (also enflame); chafe, fret, stew; agitate, convulse, roil, shake


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