Definition of Anger

1. Noun. A strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance.

2. Verb. Make angry. "The bad news will anger him"; "The news angered him"

3. Noun. The state of being angry.
Exact synonyms: Angriness
Generic synonyms: Emotional Arousal
Specialized synonyms: Rage
Derivative terms: Angry, Angry, Angry

4. Verb. Become angry. "Sam and Sue anger over the results of the experiment"; "He angers easily"
Exact synonyms: See Red
Generic synonyms: Experience, Feel
Specialized synonyms: Bridle, Steam, Raise The Roof

5. Noun. Belligerence aroused by a real or supposed wrong (personified as one of the deadly sins).
Exact synonyms: Ira, Ire, Wrath
Generic synonyms: Deadly Sin, Mortal Sin
Derivative terms: Angry

Definition of Anger

1. n. Trouble; vexation; also, physical pain or smart of a sore, etc.

2. v. t. To make painful; to cause to smart; to inflame.

Definition of Anger

1. Noun. A strong feeling of displeasure, hostility or antagonism towards someone or something, usually combined with an urge to harm. ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) Pain or stinging. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To cause such a feeling of antagonism. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To become angry. ¹

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Definition of Anger

1. to make angry [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: angry

Medical Definition of Anger

1. 1. Trouble; vexation; also, physical pain or smart of a sore, etc. "I made the experiment, setting the moxa where . . . The greatest anger and soreness still continued." (Temple) 2. A strong passion or emotion of displeasure or antagonism, excited by a real or supposed injury or insult to one's self or others, or by the intent to do such injury. "Anger is like A full hot horse, who being allowed his way, Self-mettle tires him." (Shak) Synonym: Resentment, wrath, rage, fury, passion, ire gall, choler, indignation, displeasure, vexation, grudge, spleen. Anger, Indignation, Resentment, Wrath, Ire, Rage, Fury. Anger is a feeling of keen displeasure (usually with a desire to punish) for what we regard as wrong toward ourselves or others. It may be excessive or misplaced, but is not necessarily criminal. Indignation is a generous outburst of anger in view of things which are indigna, or unworthy to be done, involving what is mean, cruel, flagitious, etc, in character or conduct. Resentment is often a moody feeling, leading one to brood over his supposed personal wrongs with a deep and lasting anger. See Resentment. Wrath and ire (the last poetical) express the feelings of one who is bitterly provoked. Rage is a vehement ebullition of anger; and fury is an excess of rage, amounting almost to madness. Warmth of constitution often gives rise to anger; a high sense of honor creates indignation at crime; a man of quick sensibilities is apt to cherish resentment; the wrath and ire of men are often connected with a haughty and vindictive spirit; rage and fury are distempers of the soul to be regarded only with abhorrence. Origin: OE. Anger, angre, affliction, anger, fr. Icel. Angr affliction, sorrow; akin to Dan. Anger regret, Swed. Anger regret, AS. Ange oppressed, sad, L. Angor a strangling, anguish, angere to strangle, Gr. To strangle, Skr. Amhas pain, and to. Anguish, anxious, quinsy, and perh. Awe, ugly. The word seems to have orig. Meant to choke, squeeze. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Anger

angels dancing on the head of a pin
angels of death
angels of mercy
angelus bell
anger (current term)
anger management

Literary usage of Anger

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Works of Francis Bacon by John Thomas Scharf, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Francis Bacon, James Spedding, Robert Leslie Ellis, Douglas Denon Heath, William Rawley (1878)
"To seek to extinguish anger utterly is but a bravery of the Stoics. ... Let not the sun go down upon your anger. anger must be limited and confined both in ..."

2. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1909)
"And therefore when men are ingenious in picking out circumstances of contempt, they do kindle their anger much. Lastly, opinion of the touch of a man's ..."

3. The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle by Aristotle (1891)
"The next point we have to consider is that incontinence incontinence in anger is less disgraceful than incon- wom«i than . . . *n anger iess tinence in ..."

4. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1893)
"Ire, a word somewhat more elevated in stylistic use than anger, comes to UH through French tre; from Latin tra (anger, wrath, passion, rage, violence, fury, ..."

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