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

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Wiktionary

  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. Book of Proverbs:

    A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

  2. Kahlil Gibran:

    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.

  3. Howard Tayler, Rule 12: Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Schlock Mercenary:

    A soft answer turneth away wrath. Once wrath is looking the other way, shoot it in the head.

  4. Mark McGee:

    We were lost and dead in sin. We were by nature objects of God's wrath. But God Loved us That Love caused Him to do something about our situation. God is rich in mercy, so He made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions. God acted on His Love for us and saved us by His Grace Grace is the result of the actions of His Love. The remarkable thing about His Grace is that He didn't ask us to do anything but believe Him. God didn't ask us to perform some great deed. He didn't demand obedience from us before He would save us. God made us alive with Christ 'even when we were dead in transgressions and sins.' God is showing the universe 'the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.' (Ephesians 27) God was Kind to us 'in' Christ because He Loved us.

  5. 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.

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