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Definitions for wrath
ræθ, rɑθ; esp. Brit. rɔθwrath

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wrathnoun

    intense anger (usually on an epic scale)

  2. wrath, anger, ire, iranoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. wrathnoun

    Great anger.

    Homer relates an episode in the Trojan War that reveals the tragic consequences of the wrath of Achilles.

  2. wrathnoun

    Punishment.

  3. wrathadjective

    Wrathful; very angry.

  4. Etymology: From wraththe, wreththe, from wræþþu, wræþþo, from wraiþiþō, equivalent to. Compare wreedte, vrede, vrede, reiði. More at wroth.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. WRATHnoun

    Anger; fury; rage.

    Etymology: wrað , Saxon; wrede, Danish; wreed, cruel, Dutch.

    Thou dost the prayers of the righteous seed
    Present before the majesty divine,
    And his avenging wrath to clemency incline. Fairy Queen.

    With one fool’s head I came to woo,
    But I go away with two:
    Sweet, adieu! I’ll keep my oath,
    Patiently to bear my wrath. William Shakespeare, Merch. of Venice.

    I fear, —— lest there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes. Cor.

    He hop’d not to escape, but shun
    The present, fearing guilty what his wrath
    Might suddenly inflict. John Milton.

Wikipedia

  1. wrath

    Anger, also known as wrath or rage, is an intense emotional state involving a strong uncomfortable and non-cooperative response to a perceived provocation, hurt or threat.A person experiencing anger will often experience physical effects, such as increased heart rate, elevated blood pressure, and increased levels of adrenaline and noradrenaline. Some view anger as an emotion which triggers part of the fight or flight response. 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 word originally comes from the term anger from the Old Norse language.Anger can have many physical and mental consequences. The external expression of anger can be found in facial expressions, body language, physiological responses, and at times public acts of aggression. Facial expressions can range from inward angling of the eyebrows to a full frown. While most of those who experience anger explain its arousal as a result of "what has happened to them", psychologists point out that an angry person can very well be mistaken because anger causes a loss in self-monitoring capacity and objective observability.Modern psychologists view anger as a normal, natural, and mature emotion experienced by virtually all humans at times, and as something that has functional value for survival. Uncontrolled anger can negatively affect personal or social well-being and negatively impact those around them. While many philosophers and writers have warned against the spontaneous and uncontrolled fits of anger, there has been disagreement over the intrinsic value of anger. The issue of dealing with anger has been written about since the times of the earliest philosophers, but modern psychologists, in contrast to earlier writers, have also pointed out the possible harmful effects of suppressing anger.

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  1. wrath

    Wrath is a strong, intense feeling of anger, rage, or fury. It is often used to describe a level of anger that results in vindictive or violent behavior. In religious context, wrath refers to divine chastisement or retribution.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wrathadjective

    violent anger; vehement exasperation; indignation; rage; fury; ire

  2. Wrathadjective

    the effects of anger or indignation; the just punishment of an offense or a crime

  3. Wrathadjective

    see Wroth

  4. Wrathverb

    to anger; to enrage; -- also used impersonally

Wikidata

  1. Wrath

    The Wrath is the name of two fictional comic book supervillains published by DC Comics. The original Wrath debuted in Batman Special #1, and was created by Mike W. Barr and Michael Golden. The second Wrath debuted in Batman Confidential #13, and was created by Tony Bedard and Rags Morales.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Wrath

    räth, n. violent anger: holy indignation: heat.—adj. violently angry.—adj. Wrath′ful, full of wrath: very angry: springing from, or expressing, wrath.—adv. Wrath′fully.—n. Wrath′fulness.—adv. Wrath′ily.—adjs. Wrath′less; Wrath′y, apt to wrath. [Old Northumbrian wrǽððo—A.S. wráð, adj. wroth; Ice. reithi.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. WRATH

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Wrath is ranked #153769 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Wrath surname appeared 106 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Wrath.

    87.7% or 93 total occurrences were White.
    5.6% or 6 total occurrences were Black.

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  1. thraw

  2. whart

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wrath in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wrath in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of wrath in a Sentence

  1. William Blake:

    I was angry with my friend I told my wrath, my wrath did end. I was angry with my foe I told it not, my wrath did grow.

  2. Frederick Brown:

    With all love and due respect to my brother, I just feel that he has been completely out of order. I believe that he has said things publicly that just were not biblical, i've watched him declare that the wrath of God was coming upon people that did not vote for Trump, and the wrath of God was coming on the people that rigged the election. All of these things, from my perspective, that is totally contrary to what we teach and what we preach in Christendom.

  3. Lucius Annaeus Seneca:

    Arms observe no bounds; nor can the wrath of the sword, once drawn, be easily checked or stayed; war delights in blood.

  4. John Owen:

    But this is the second work of the law when it hath by its convictions brought the sinner into a condition of a sense of guilt which he cannot avoid, -- nor will anything tender him relief, which way so ever he lose, for he is in a desert, -- it represents unto him the holiness and severity of God, with his indignation and wrath against sin which have a resemblance of a consuming fire. This fills his heart with dread and terror and makes him see his miserable, undone condition.

  5. Jerry Falwell:

    Homosexuality is Satan's diabolical attack upon the family that will not only have a corrupting influence upon our next generation, but it will also bring down the wrath of God upon America.

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