Definitions for: Anger

[n] belligerence aroused by a real or supposed wrong (personified as one of the deadly sins)
[n] a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance
[n] the state of being angry
[v] make angry; "The news angered him"
[v] become angry; "He angers easily"

Webster (1913) Definition: An"ger, n. [OE. anger, angre, affliction, anger, fr.
Icel. angr affliction, sorrow; akin to Dan. anger regret,
Swed. [*a]nger regret, AS. ange oppressed, sad, L. angor a
strangling, anguish, angere to strangle, Gr. ? to strangle,
Skr. amhas pain, and to. anguish, anxious, quinsy, and perh.
awe, ugly. The word seems to have orig. meant to choke,
squeeze. ?.]
1. Trouble; vexation; also, physical pain or smart of a sore,
etc. [Obs.]

I made the experiment, setting the moxa where . . .
the greatest anger and soreness still continued.

2. A strong passion or emotion of displeasure or antagonism,
excited by a real or supposed injury or insult to one's
self or others, or by the intent to do such injury.

Anger is like A full hot horse, who being allowed
his way, Self-mettle tires him. --Shak.

Syn: Resentment; wrath; rage; fury; passion; ire gall;
choler; indignation; displeasure; vexation; grudge;

Usage: Anger, Indignation, Resentment, Wrath, Ire,
Rage, Fury. Anger is a feeling of keen displeasure
(usually with a desire to punish) for what we regard
as wrong toward ourselves or others. It may be
excessive or misplaced, but is not necessarily
criminal. Indignation is a generous outburst of anger
in view of things which are indigna, or unworthy to be
done, involving what is mean, cruel, flagitious, etc.,
in character or conduct. Resentment is often a moody
feeling, leading one to brood over his supposed
personal wrongs with a deep and lasting anger. See
Resentment. Wrath and ire (the last poetical)
express the feelings of one who is bitterly provoked.
Rage is a vehement ebullition of anger; and fury is an
excess of rage, amounting almost to madness. Warmth of
constitution often gives rise to anger; a high sense
of honor creates indignation at crime; a man of quick
sensibilities is apt to cherish resentment; the wrath
and ire of men are often connected with a haughty and
vindictive spirit; rage and fury are distempers of the
soul to be regarded only with abhorrence.

An"ger, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Angered; p. pr. & vb. n.
Angering.] [Cf. Icel. angra.]
1. To make painful; to cause to smart; to inflame. [Obs.]

He . . . angereth malign ulcers. --Bacon.

2. To excite to anger; to enrage; to provoke.

Taxes and impositions . . . which rather angered
than grieved the people. --Clarendon.

Synonyms: angriness, choler, ira, ire, ire, wrath

See Also: aggravate, anger, annoyance, arouse, bad temper, chafe, combust, dander, deadly sin, elicit, emotion, emotional arousal, enkindle, enrage, enragement, evoke, exacerbate, exasperate, experience, feel, fire, fury, gall, hackles, huffiness, ill temper, incense, indignation, infuriate, infuriation, irk, kindle, madden, madness, miff, mortal sin, offence, offend, offense, outrage, outrage, pique, provoke, rage, rage, raise, raise the roof, see red, steam, umbrage, vexation

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