Anger

anger [anger angers angered angering] noun, verb BrE [ˈæŋɡə(r)]
NAmE [ˈæŋɡər]
noun uncountable
the strong feeling that you have when sth has happened that you think is bad and unfair
Jan slammed her fist on the desk in anger.
Many people never really express any anger.
the growing anger and frustration of young unemployed people
~ at sb/sth He was filled with anger at the way he had been treated.
Word Origin:
Middle English: from Old Norse angr ‘grief’, angra ‘vex’. The original use was in the Old Norse senses; current senses date from late Middle English.
Thesaurus:
anger noun U
Jan slammed the door in anger.
rage • • outrage • • indignation|written fury
do sth in anger/rage/outrage/indignation/fury
be filled/shake/tremble/seethe with anger/rage/outrage/indignation/fury
express anger/rage/outrage/indignation/fury
Example Bank:
Children express their anger in various ways.
Children give vent to their anger in various ways.
Hank stood up, his anger rising.
He had walked out in a moment of anger.
He raised his voice in anger.
He slammed the door in a fit of anger.
He tried to channel his anger into political activism.
Her anger subsided as quickly as it had flared up.
His eyes were filled with anger.
His face was flushed with anger.
His joy soon turned to anger when he heard the full story.
His words fuelled her anger.
His words only served to fuel her anger.
I felt a sudden anger at his suggestion.
It is not healthy to suppress your anger.
Much of the public's anger was directed at the government.
She felt a brief flash of anger.
She was trembling with anger.
The anger drained from his face.
There is much anger over plans to close the hospital.
You could probably benefit from anger management classes.
her anger towards her parents
her feelings of anger against the murderer
mounting anger among teachers and parents
I am acutely aware of the growing anger and frustration of young unemployed people.
Jan slammed the door in anger.
verb often passive ~ sb
to make sb angry
The question clearly angered him.
She was angered by their selfishness and lack of concern.
Verb forms:
Word Origin:
Middle English: from Old Norse angr ‘grief’, angra ‘vex’. The original use was in the Old Norse senses; current senses date from late Middle English.
Thesaurus:
anger verb T
The question clearly angered him.
infuriate • • antagonize • • outrage • • incense • • annoy • • irritate • • rile|informal drive sb crazy/mad|written enrage|taboo, slang piss sb off
What really angers/infuriates/incenses/annoys/irritates/riles/enrages me is…
What drives me crazy/mad/pisses me off/is the way/the fact that…
It infuriated/incensed/annoyed/irritated/riled/enraged him that…
Example Bank:
He is not easily angered.
I was deeply angered by their lack of concern.
They stayed silent but were angered by the decision.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary:
n.1.Trouble; vexation; also, physical pain or smart of a sore, etc.
I made the experiment, setting the moxa where . . . the greatest anger and soreness still continued.
2.A strong passion or emotion of displeasure or antagonism, excited by a real or supposed injury or insult to one's self or others, or by the intent to do such injury.
Anger is like
A full hot horse, who being allowed his way,
Self-mettle tires him.
v. t.1.To make painful; to cause to smart; to inflame.
[imp. & p. p. Angered ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Angering.]
He . . . angereth malign ulcers.
2.To excite to anger; to enrage; to provoke.
Taxes and impositions . . . which rather angered than grieved the people.

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