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wroth

[rawth, roth or, esp. British, rohth] /rɔθ, rɒθ or, esp. British, roʊθ/
adjective
1.
angry; wrathful (usually used predicatively):
He was wroth to see the damage to his home.
2.
stormy; violent; turbulent:
the wroth sea.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English wrāth; cognate with Dutch wreed cruel, Old Norse reithr angry; akin to writhe
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  • And the lord was wroth, and gave him to tormentors, till he had paid all the debt that he ought him.
  • And he was wroth, and he drew his sword, and rushed fiercely upon him.
  • So spake he and they all were exceeding wroth, for fear lest he should string the polished bow.
  • Because flying kites, up there the boys run across and interfere with the neighbor's pigeons, which is apt to make him wroth.
  • Now there's a couple of other things that are wroth mentioning about the letter of intent.
British Dictionary definitions for wroth

wroth

/rəʊθ; rɒθ/
adjective
1.
(archaic or literary) angry; irate
Word Origin
Old English wrāth; related to Old Saxon wrēth, Old Norse reithr, Old High German reid curly haired
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Word Origin and History for wroth

Old English wrað "angry" (literally "tormented, twisted"), from Proto-Germanic *wraithaz (cf. Old Frisian wreth "evil," Old Saxon wred, Middle Dutch wret, Dutch wreed "cruel," Old High German reid, Old Norse reiðr "angry, offended"), from PIE *wreit- "to turn" (see wreath). Rare or obsolete from early 16c. to mid-19c., but somewhat revived since, especially in dignified writing, or this exchange:

Secretary: "The Dean is furious. He's waxing wroth."
Quincy Adams Wagstaf [Groucho]: "Is Roth out there too? Tell Roth to wax the Dean for a while."
["Horse Feathers," 1932]

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