What does anger mean?

Definitions for anger
ˈæŋ gəranger

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word anger.

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"

Wiktionary

  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

    Etymology: [Cf. Icel. angra.]

  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

    Etymology: [Cf. Icel. angra.]

  3. Anger(verb)

    to make painful; to cause to smart; to inflame

    Etymology: [Cf. Icel. angra.]

  4. Anger(verb)

    to excite to anger; to enrage; to provoke

    Etymology: [Cf. Icel. angra.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Anger

    ang′ger, n. a strong emotion excited by a real or fancied injury, and involving a desire for retaliation.—v.t. to make angry: to irritate.—adj. An′gerless.—advs. An′gerly, a 17th-cent. form (still used in an archaic sense) for Angrily; Ang′rily.—n. Ang′riness.—adj. Ang′ry, excited with anger: inflamed: lowering. [Ice. angr; allied to Anguish.]

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.

Editors Contribution

  1. ANGER

    Anger is a Negative emotion that Generally impacts on our Emotional as well as Real approach.

    Submitted by rinat on February 23, 2020  

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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 for anger »

  1. Negar, range, Regan, regna, renga

  2. Range

How to pronounce anger?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
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How to say anger in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of anger in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of anger in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of anger in a Sentence

  1. Mitch Abrams:

    Anger is like fire. You can make a great steak with hot fire, but if you can't adjust the flame, you'll burn it up. Success is about learning how to adjust the flame.

  2. Jeffrey Neslund:

    There's going to be anger and outrage and justifiably so, i think the indictment should come out to explain to the public that the authorities have done the right thing and the officer is charged.

  3. Francis Bacon:

    Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.

  4. Judge Jeanine Pirro:

    I haven’t had a chance to return the call, i’ve always liked you, Whoopi, and I don’t understand where the anger comes from. I went to have a conversation and I wasn’t allowed to have a conversation. I didn’t deserve to be thrown out. We can’t treat people like that.

  5. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Each of us has his hidden negative side of the person, someone demonstrates it, someone hides it, but this is the part of us that is not us, but only a parody of us. This is what we seek to suppress in ourselves. We suppress egoism in ourselves and move to a new level of consciousness where we will not be alone. Since love is much better than loneliness in selfishness. Since it is precisely the main power of the dark side of the personality that is the manipulation of egoism. Of course, a person changes in his face and his eyes glow in his eyes because he does not see his own wine and what is happening. Such a person becomes blind in his head. False righteousness leads away from the truth. There are no bad people because we simply don’t realize what we are doing. A man is covered with dark energy, anger turning into black hatred. A person is tempted that only he is right so he gets an illusory superiority and his face is completely lost. The soul of such a person becomes black. A sense of rightness does not give him comfort, because evil will never have comfort, only hatred in the soul. It is impregnated with energy, turning into a certain entity and it is clear that it is contagious. Man, as it were, demonstrates pride. But often, as you probably noticed, such people left little of humanity in themselves. The dark energy of arrogant hatred destroys us from within and life is completely meaningless. This is not just reasoning, it is a pattern that surrounds us. Whereas love and forgiveness returns us the true form of self. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

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