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an·ger

anger

 
 
pronunciation:
aeng gr
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a strong emotion brought on by a person or thing that causes one great pain or trouble.
His cruelty filled me with anger.
synonyms:
bile, fury, rage, wrath
similar words:
bitterness, huff, irritation, outrage, passion, spleen, temper
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: angers, angering, angered
definition 1: to cause anger in; make angry.
He angered his sister with his teasing.The speaker's words angered the crowd.
synonyms:
irritate, offend, outrage
antonyms:
pacify
similar words:
affront, annoy, provoke
definition 2: to become angry.
He doesn't anger easily.
synonyms:
fume
antonyms:
calm
similar words:
burn, explode, inflame, seethe
Word History
The word anger comes from an early Icelandic word meaning "grief."
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