Definitions for Angerˈæŋ gər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

an•ger*ˈæŋ gər(n.)

  1. a strong feeling of displeasure and belligerence aroused by a real or supposed wrong; wrath.

  2. Obs. grief; trouble.

  3. (v.t.)to arouse anger or wrath in.

  4. (v.i.)to become angry.

* Syn: anger , indignation , rage , fury describe deep and strong feelings aroused by injury, injustice, etc. anger is the general term for sudden violent displeasure accompanied by an impulse to retaliate: insults that provoked a burst of anger.indignation , a more formal word, implies deep and justified anger, often directed at something unworthy: The scandal aroused public indignation.rage is vehement, uncontrolled anger: rage at being fired from a job.fury is rage so great that it resembles insanity: He smashed his fist against the wall in a drunken fury.

Origin of anger:

1150–1200; < ON angra to grieve, der. of angr grief; akin to OHG angust, L angor anguish

Princeton's WordNet

  1. anger, choler, ire(noun)

    a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance

  2. anger, angriness(noun)

    the state of being angry

  3. wrath, anger, ire, ira(verb)

    belligerence aroused by a real or supposed wrong (personified as one of the deadly sins)

  4. anger(verb)

    make angry

    "The news angered him"

  5. anger, see red(verb)

    become angry

    "He angers easily"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. anger(noun)ˈæŋ gər

    a strong feeling when you are annoyed

    She screamed in anger.


  1. anger(Noun)

    A strong feeling of displeasure, hostility or antagonism towards someone or something, usually combined with an urge to harm.

    You need to control your anger.

  2. anger(Noun)

    Pain or stinging.

  3. anger(Verb)

    To cause such a feeling of antagonism.

    Don't anger me.

  4. anger(Verb)

    To become angry.

    You anger too easily.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Anger(noun)

    trouble; vexation; also, physical pain or smart of a sore, etc

  2. Anger(noun)

    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

  3. Anger(verb)

    to make painful; to cause to smart; to inflame

  4. Anger(verb)

    to excite to anger; to enrage; to provoke


  1. Anger

    Anger is an emotion related to one's psychological interpretation of having been offended, wronged, or denied and a tendency to react through retaliation. Sheila Videbeck describes anger as a normal emotion that involves a strong uncomfortable and emotional response to a perceived provocation. Raymond Novaco of UC Irvine, who since 1975 has published a plethora of literature on the subject, stratified anger into three modalities: cognitive, somatic-affective, and behavioral. William DeFoore, an anger-management writer, described anger as a pressure cooker: we can only apply pressure against our anger for a certain amount of time until it explodes. Anger may have physical correlates such as increased heart rate, blood pressure, and levels of adrenaline and noradrenaline. Some view anger as part of the fight or flight brain response to the perceived threat of harm. Anger becomes the predominant feeling behaviorally, cognitively, and physiologically when a person makes the conscious choice to take action to immediately stop the threatening behavior of another outside force. The English term originally comes from the term anger of Old Norse language. Anger can have many physical and mental consequences.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. anger

    1. A violent blushing and scampering up and down of the blood upon hearing the truth about ourselves; an epileptic condition produced by the presentation of a bill that is not yet due, just due, or overdue. A sudden tumescence of the ego and a furious exaltation of verbal powers upon losing a collar-button. 2. Before election, the righteous wrath of a candidate in the presence of evils that he has invented; after election-day, his wail in the presence of the grave he did not dig. _E. g._, The devil (taking final leave of the Lord): "I am in anger with thee, Sire." The Lord: "For thee, son, 't will be a long time between heavens. So go to Hell and take thine Anger with thee."

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Anger

    A strong emotional feeling of displeasure aroused by being interfered with, injured or threatened.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Anger' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2932

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Anger' in Nouns Frequency: #1283

Anagrams of Anger

  1. Negar, range, Regan, regna, renga

  2. Range

Translations for Anger

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a violent, bitter feeling (against someone or something)

He was filled with anger about the way he had been treated.

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