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

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  1. wrathnoun

    Wrathful; very angry.

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

    Synonyms:
    fury, ire

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. wrath

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

    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.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. wrath

    Synonyms:
    ire, passion, rage, fury, anger, exasperation, indignation, resentment

    Antonyms:
    gratification, approval, delight, appeasement, pacification, reconciliation, compassion, leniency, mercy

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wrathnoun

    intense anger (usually on an epic scale)

    Synonyms:
    anger, ire, ira

  2. wrath, anger, ire, iranoun

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

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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. wrathnoun

    Synonyms:
    anger, ire, indignation, exasperation, rage, fury, choler, passion, resentment, offence

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. wrathnoun

    Synonyms:
    anger

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "wrath":

    anger, rage, fury, furore, outrage, tantrum, ire, indignation

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How to use wrath in a sentence?

  1. Commissioner Karen Miller:

    I think the wrath of God is more inclined to fall on those people who are so condemning and judgmental.

  2. William Shakespeare, "The Two Gentlemen of Verona", Act 5 scene 4:

    Come not within the measure of my wrath.

  3. Thomas Jefferson:

    God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure if we have removed their only firm basis: a conviction in the minds of men that these liberties are the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever.

  4. Book of Proverbs:

    A soft answer turneth away wrath.

  5. Bobby Ghosh:

    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.


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