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anger

[ang-ger] /ˈæŋ gər/
noun
1.
a strong feeling of displeasure and belligerence aroused by a wrong; wrath; ire.
2.
Chiefly British Dialect. pain or smart, as of a sore.
3.
Obsolete. grief; trouble.
verb (used with object)
4.
to arouse anger or wrath in.
5.
Chiefly British Dialect. to cause to smart; inflame.
verb (used without object)
6.
to become angry:
He angers with little provocation.
Origin
1150-1200
1150-1200; Middle English < Scandinavian; compare Old Norse angr sorrow, grief, akin to Old High German angust (German Angst fear), Latin angor anguish
Related forms
angerless, adjective
unangered, adjective
Synonyms
1. resentment, exasperation; choler, bile, spleen. Anger, fury, indignation, rage imply deep and strong feelings aroused by injury, injustice, wrong, etc. Anger is the general term for a sudden violent displeasure: a burst of anger. Indignation implies deep and justified anger: indignation at cruelty or against corruption. Rage is vehement anger: rage at being frustrated. Fury is rage so great that it resembles insanity: the fury of an outraged lover. 4. displease, vex, irritate, exasperate, infuriate, enrage, incense, madden.
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  • The reconsideration, which was provoked by criticism from the food industry, angered consumer advocates.
  • And the proud spirits of these twain were angered, and they made the wooers sit down together and cease from their games.
  • In the same instant came the shrill trumpets of elephants angered by the hyena cries.
  • His stern, implacable approach to budgets sometimes angered employees.
  • Then again, some people may be so angered by the war that they don't want to be confronted by it as entertainment.
  • Scalia's position on the separation of church and state is something that has angered many of his critics.
  • The departing chair angered other trustees by telling a newspaper that the university president had resigned.
  • Skilled technicians who were angered by the incursions, the bloggers began to fight back.
  • The judge seems to have angered the government when he read the memorandum about the burglary in open court.
  • Empty argument on the floor, fruitless debate over trifles, angered him further.
British Dictionary definitions for angered

anger

/ˈæŋɡə/
noun
1.
a feeling of great annoyance or antagonism as the result of some real or supposed grievance; rage; wrath
verb
2.
(transitive) to make angry; enrage
Word Origin
C12: from Old Norse angr grief; related to Old English enge, Old High German engi narrow, Latin angere to strangle
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Word Origin and History for angered

anger

v.

c.1200, "to irritate, annoy, provoke," from Old Norse angra "to grieve, vex, distress; to be vexed at, take offense with," from Proto-Germanic *angus (cf. Old English enge "narrow, painful," Middle Dutch enghe, Gothic aggwus "narrow"), from PIE root *angh- "tight, painfully constricted, painful" (cf. Sanskrit amhu- "narrow," amhah "anguish;" Armenian anjuk "narrow;" Lithuanian ankstas "narrow;" Greek ankhein "to squeeze," ankhone "a strangling;" Latin angere "to throttle, torment;" Old Irish cum-ang "straitness, want"). In Middle English, also of physical pain. Meaning "excite to wrath, make angry" is from late 14c. Related: Angered; angering.

n.

mid-13c., "distress, suffering; anguish, agony," also "hostile attitude, ill will, surliness," from Old Norse angr "distress, grief. sorrow, affliction," from the same root as anger (v.). Sense of "rage, wrath" is early 14c. Old Norse also had angr-gapi "rash, foolish person;" angr-lauss "free from care;" angr-lyndi "sadness, low spirits."

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angered in the Bible

the emotion of instant displeasure on account of something evil that presents itself to our view. In itself it is an original susceptibility of our nature, just as love is, and is not necessarily sinful. It may, however, become sinful when causeless, or excessive, or protracted (Matt. 5:22; Eph. 4:26; Col. 3:8). As ascribed to God, it merely denotes his displeasure with sin and with sinners (Ps. 7:11).

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