ire

[ahyuhr]

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English < Old French < Latin īra anger

ireless, adjective


fury, rage, choler, spleen.
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ire (aɪə)
 
n
literary anger; wrath
 
[C13: from Old French, from Latin īra]
 
'ireful
 
adj
 
'irefully
 
adv
 
'irefulness
 
n
 
'ireless
 
adj

Ire.
 
abbreviation for
Ireland

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ire
c.1300, from O.Fr. ire (11c.), from L. ira "anger, wrath, rage," from PIE base *eis-, forming various words denoting "passion" cf. Gk. hieros "filled with the divine, holy," oistros "gadfly," originally "thing causing madness;" Skt. esati "drives on," yasati "boils;" Avestan aesma "anger").
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Ire.
Ireland
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Example sentences
The threat of pulling such a well-known and widely used therapy has sparked ire
  of many patients and advocates.
His belief in a possible link between intelligence and race and gender has long
  provoked the ire of myriad critics.
F acing environmentalists' ire, fast-food franchises switched from polystyrene
  burger boxes to cardboard several years back.
So the real test will be how the particle physics community responds, whether
  with spittle-flecked ire or reasoned argument.
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