What does anger mean?

Definitions for anger
ˈæŋ gəran·ger

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. anger, choler, irenoun

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

  2. anger, angrinessnoun

    the state of being angry

  3. wrath, anger, ire, iraverb

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

  4. angerverb

    make angry

    "The news angered him"

  5. anger, see redverb

    become angry

    "He angers easily"

Wiktionary

  1. angernoun

    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. angernoun

    Pain or stinging.

  3. angerverb

    To cause such a feeling of antagonism.

    Don't anger me.

  4. angerverb

    To become angry.

    You anger too easily.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Angernoun

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

    Etymology: [Cf. Icel. angra.]

  2. Angernoun

    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. Angerverb

    to make painful; to cause to smart; to inflame

    Etymology: [Cf. Icel. angra.]

  4. Angerverb

    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
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Justin Amash:

    He does appeal to the anger.

  2. Ivy Josiah:

    Leaders are afraid if their religiosity is questioned, that they may anger, or lose voters.

  3. Barack Obama:

    We knew their pastor, Reverend Clementa Pinckney, who, along with eight others gathered in prayer and fellowship, and was murdered last night, and to say our thoughts and prayers are with them and their families and their community doesn't say enough to convey the heartache and the sadness and the anger that we feel.

  4. The Times:

    Security and relocation are expensive and were sorely needed in a case of this magnitude, in a country filled with so much anger, hate and violence.

  5. Roosevelt, Eleanor:

    Anger is only one letter short of danger.

Images & Illustrations of anger

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  • Richard B. L. Fowler
    My own definition with the help of those provided above. Anger is the passionate emotional disappointment arising from unmet expectations of self or others displayed in varying degrees from annoyance to rage. In all cases it is under the control of the person experiencing the emotion and can be displayed to the level felt appropriate by that person from a minor expression of disdain to a sudden catastrophic outburst in rage and fury. 
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