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Definitions for wrathful
ˈræθ fəl, ˈrɑθ-; esp. Brit. ˈrɔθ-wrath·ful

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wrathful, wroth, wrothfuladjective

    vehemently incensed and condemnatory

    "they trembled before the wrathful queen"; "but wroth as he was, a short struggle ended in reconciliation"

Wiktionary

  1. wrathfuladjective

    Possessed of great wrath; very angry.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Wrathfuladjective

    Angry; furious; raging.

    Etymology: wrath and full.

    He cry’d, as raging seas are wont to roar,
    When wintry storm his wrathful wreck doth threat. Fairy Queen.

    Fly from wrath:
    Sad be the sights, and bitter fruits of war,
    And thousand furies wait on wrathful swords. Fa. Queen.

    How now, your wrathful weapons drawn. William Shakespeare.

    The true evangelical zeal should abound more in the mild and good natured affections, than the vehement and wrathful passions. Thomas Sprat, Sermons.

Wikipedia

  1. wrathful

    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. wrathful

    Wrathful refers to someone characterized by intense anger or rage; someone who is extremely furious or has a tendency to express vehement indignation. It can also refer to actions or attitudes that are motivated by or demonstrating such anger.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wrathfuladjective

    full of wrath; very angry; greatly incensed; ireful; passionate; as, a wrathful man

  2. Wrathfuladjective

    springing from, or expressing, wrath; as, a wrathful countenance

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wrathful in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wrathful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of wrathful in a Sentence

  1. Adam Schiff:

    What may be personal, though, and I think I have to be very candid about this, is I made the argument that it's going to require moral courage to stand up to this President, and this is a wrathful and vindictive president.

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  • Tom Schuckman
    Tom Schuckman
    Better understanding. "Be wrathful, yet sin not." --John. Blog: TOM'S JOURNAL.
    LikeReply 25 years ago

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