[rawth, roth or, esp. British, rohth]
angry; wrathful (usually used predicatively): He was wroth to see the damage to his home.
stormy; violent; turbulent: the wroth sea.

before 900; Middle English; Old English wrāth; cognate with Dutch wreed cruel, Old Norse reithr angry; akin to writhe

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wroth (rəʊθ, rɒθ)
archaic, literary or angry; irate
[Old English wrāth; related to Old Saxon wrēth, Old Norse reithr, Old High German reid curly haired]

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Word Origin & History

O.E. wrað, "angry" (lit. "tormented, twisted), from P.Gmc. *wraithaz (cf. O.Fris. wreth "evil," O.S. wred, M.Du. wret, Du. wreed "cruel," O.H.G. reid, O.N. reiðr "angry, offended"), from PIE *wreit- "to turn" (see wreath). Rare or obs. from early 16c. to mid-19c.,
but somewhat revived since, esp. 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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