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Synonyms for anger
ˈæŋ gəran·ger

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Wiktionary2.0 / 1 vote

  1. angerverb

    Pain or stinging.

    You anger too easily.

    Synonyms:
    angry, get

  2. angerverb

    Synonyms:
    aggravate, irritate, vex, displease, enrage, annoy, infuriate, grill

English Synonyms and Antonyms2.8 / 5 votes

  1. anger

    Displeasure is the mildest and most general word. Choler and ire, now rare except in poetic or highly rhetorical language, denote a still, and the latter a persistent, anger. Temper used alone in the sense of anger is colloquial, tho we may correctly say a hot temper, a fiery temper, etc. Passion, tho a word of far wider application, may, in the singular, be employed to denote anger; "did put me in a towering passion," Shakespeare Hamlet act v, sc. 2. Anger is violent and vindictive emotion, which is sharp, sudden, and, like all violent passions, necessarily brief. Resentment (a feeling back or feeling over again) is persistent, the bitter brooding over injuries. Exasperation, a roughening, is a hot, superficial intensity of anger, demanding instant expression. Rage drives one beyond the bounds of prudence or discretion; fury is stronger yet, and sweeps one away into uncontrollable violence. Anger is personal and usually selfish, aroused by real or supposed wrong to oneself, and directed specifically and intensely against the person who is viewed as blameworthy. Indignation is impersonal and unselfish displeasure at unworthy acts (Latin indigna), i. e., at wrong as wrong. Pure indignation is not followed by regret, and needs no repentance; it is also more self-controlled than anger. Anger is commonly a sin; indignation is often a duty. Wrath is deep and perhaps vengeful displeasure, as when the people of Nazareth were "filled with wrath" at the plain words of Jesus (Luke iv, 28); it may, however, simply express the culmination of righteous indignation without malice in a pure being; as, the wrath of God. Impatience, fretfulness, irritation, peevishness, pettishness, petulance, and vexation express the slighter forms of anger. Irritation, petulance, and vexation are temporary and for immediate cause. Fretfulness, pettishness, and peevishness are chronic states finding in any petty matter an occasion for their exercise. Compare ACRIMONY; ENMITY; HATRED.

    Synonyms:
    animosity, choler, displeasure, exasperation, fretfulness, fury, impatience, indignation, ire, irritation, offense, passion, peevishness, pettishness, petulance, rage, resentment, temper, vexation, wrath

    Antonyms:
    amiability, charity, forbearance, gentleness, leniency, lenity, long-suffering, love, mildness, patience, peace, peaceableness, peacefulness, self-control, self-restraint

    Preposition:
    Anger at the insult prompted the reply. Anger toward the offender exaggerates the offense.

Princeton's WordNet2.6 / 5 votes

  1. anger, choler, irenoun

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

    Synonyms:
    ira, irritability, yellow bile, angriness, choler, petulance, wrath, crossness, fretfulness, peevishness, ire, fussiness

  2. anger, angrinessnoun

    the state of being angry

    Synonyms:
    angriness, choler, wrath, ire, ira

  3. wrath, anger, ire, iraverb

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

    Synonyms:
    angriness, individual retirement account, choler, wrath, ire, ira

  4. angerverb

    make angry

    "The news angered him"

    Synonyms:
    see red

  5. anger, see redverb

    become angry

    "He angers easily"

    Synonyms:
    see red

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Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. maddennoun

    anger is an emotion characterized by antagonism toward someone or something you feel has deliberately done you wrong.

    anger is a bad emotion!

    Submitted by gerwazychmielewski on January 19, 2022  
  2. krodham

    Submitted by anonymous on June 10, 2020  

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How to use anger in a sentence?

  1. Hemal Trivedi:

    I wanted to make sense of my anger and I realized that Pakistan is a deeply divided country (where) there's a fringe minority that is trying to take over...from the vast majority of Pakistanis, the biggest ideological divide in Pakistan today is in the field of education so I wanted to document that polarity in the education system by following children in madrassas and schools.

  2. Yoda, Character in the Star Wars Saga:

    Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.

  3. Susana Nunez:

    Anger. Rage. Powerlessness that they could tear my daughter from my arms. Sadness, i didn't sleep. I didn't eat. I said, 'How is my daughter? What is she doing?'.

  4. John Sawers:

    There is deep anger in America at what they see as having been inflicted on us all by China and China is evading a good deal of responsibility for the origin of the virus, for failing to deal with it initially, intelligence is about acquiring information which has been concealed from you by other states and other actors, there was a brief period in December and January when the Chinese were indeed concealing this from the West.

  5. Jerry Coen:

    They say I had anger problems. Of course, I had anger problems. I was frustrated !


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