Definitions for wrath
ræθ, rɑθ; esp. Brit. rɔθwrath
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word wrath.
intense anger (usually on an epic scale)
wrath, anger, ire, iranoun
belligerence aroused by a real or supposed wrong (personified as one of the deadly sins)
Homer relates an episode in the Trojan War that reveals the tragic consequences of the wrath of Achilles.
Wrathful; very angry.
Etymology: From wraththe, wreththe, from wræþþu, wræþþo, from wraiþiþō, equivalent to. Compare wreedte, vrede, vrede, reiði. More at wroth.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
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.
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.
violent anger; vehement exasperation; indignation; rage; fury; ire
the effects of anger or indignation; the just punishment of an offense or a crime
to anger; to enrage; -- also used impersonally
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
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
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.
The numerical value of wrath in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of wrath in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
In battling evil, excess is good for he who is moderate in announcing the truth is presenting half-truth. He conceals the other half out of fear of the people's wrath.
It was almost inevitable that this (the severing of diplomatic relations) would follow, especially since the response from Iran, completely expectedly, was full of rage, and Iran's supreme leader essentially summoned the wrath of God against Saudi Arabia.
Dangerous is wrath concealed. Hatred proclaimed doth lose its chance of wreaking vengeance.
Beasts aren’t sent with wrath because the time is short but, rather, are shaped over time from the wrath that was wrought forth within them.
I would have to either make a decision to stand or I would have to buckle down and leave, and if I left, resigned or chose to retire, I would have no voice for God’s word. So when that day came, she issued an edict : No more marriage licenses would be issued in Rowan County. It was a decision that would bring down the wrath of militant LGBT activists and their supporters.
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- Wut, ZornGerman
- cólera, iraSpanish
- viha, raivoFinnish
- courroux, fureur, ire, colèreFrench
- grimeWestern Frisian
- corraichScottish Gaelic
- furore, ira, colleraItalian
- 激怒, 憤怒Japanese
- qîn, gerûşe, hêrs, kîn, xezeb, kerb, xişmKurdish
- kerštas, rūstybėLithuanian
- atriebība, dusmasLatvian
- гнев, бесMacedonian
- kemurkaan, kemarahanMalay
- gramschap, toorn, woedeDutch
- vrede, sinneNorwegian
- cólera, iraPortuguese
- furie, urgie, mânie, răzbunareRomanian
- срџба, срдитост, гневSerbo-Croatian
- gazap, hiddetTurkish
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