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anger

an·ger

anger

 
 
pronunciation:
aeng gr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: strong emotion characterized by indignation, dislike, and belligerence; rage; wrath.
His cruelty toward his children filled her with anger.In anger, she said things she didn't mean.You are holding back your anger, and you need to find constructive ways to release it.
synonyms:
bile, choler, dudgeon, fume, fury, indignation, ire, rage, wrath
antonyms:
forbearance
similar words:
bitterness, dander, huff, irritation, outrage, passion, pique, resentment, spleen, temper, umbrage
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: angered, angering, angers.
definition 1: to cause anger in; make angry.
The court's decision angered the family and friends of the victim.The police officer's warning only angered the crowd further.
synonyms:
irritate, offend, outrage, rile
antonyms:
pacify
similar words:
affront, annoy, irk, madden, nettle, pique, provoke, rankle, tee off, vex
definition 2: to provoke.
synonyms:
incense, inflame, nettle, pique
antonyms:
gratify
similar words:
agitate, gall, provoke, roil, ruffle
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to become angry.
synonyms:
fume, steam
antonyms:
calm
similar words:
burn, chafe, explode, inflame, madden, seethe
Word History
The word anger comes from an early Icelandic word meaning "grief."
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