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wrathful

[rath-fuh l, rahth- or, esp. British, rawth-] /ˈræθ fəl, ˈrɑθ- or, esp. British, ˈrɔθ-/
adjective
1.
very angry; ireful; full of wrath:
They trembled before the wrathful queen.
2.
characterized by or showing wrath:
wrathful words.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English; see wrath, -ful
Related forms
wrathfully, adverb
wrathfulness, noun
unwrathful, adjective
unwrathfully, adverb
unwrathfulness, noun
Synonyms
1. irate, furious, raging, incensed, enraged.
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  • Or they can clamp down, clean up, and face the double short-term risk of a stalled economy and a wrathful proletariat.
  • He could make wrathful negotiators talk as if they were comrades, yet have each side think it was outwitting the other.
British Dictionary definitions for wrathful

wrathful

/ˈrɒθfʊl/
adjective
1.
full of wrath; raging or furious
2.
resulting from or expressing wrath
Also (informal) wrathy
Derived Forms
wrathfully, adverb
wrathfulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for wrathful
adj.

c.1300, from wrath + -ful. Related: Wrathfully.

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