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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Anger \An"ger\ (a[ng]"g[~e]r), noun [OE. anger, angre, affliction, anger, fr. Icel. angr affliction, sorrow; akin to Dan. anger regret, Swed. [*a]nger regret, AS. ange oppressed, sad, L. angor a strangling, anguish, angere to strangle, Gr. 'a'gchein to strangle, Skr. a[mdot]has pain, and to E. anguish, anxious, quinsy, and perh. awe, ugly. The word seems to have orig. meant to choke, squeeze. [root]3.]

1. Trouble; vexation; also, physical pain or smart of a sore, etc. [Obs.]

I made the experiment, setting the moxa where . . . the greatest anger and soreness still continued. --Temple.

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. --Shak.

Syn: Resentment; wrath; rage; fury; passion; ire gall; choler; indignation; displeasure; vexation; grudge; spleen.

Usage: {Anger}, {Indignation}, {Resentment}, {Wrath}, {Ire}, {Rage}, {Fury}. Anger is a feeling of keen displeasure (usually with a desire to punish) for what we regard as wrong toward ourselves or others. It may be excessive or misplaced, but is not necessarily criminal. Indignation is a generous outburst of anger in view of things which are indigna, or unworthy to be done, involving what is mean, cruel, flagitious, etc., in character or conduct. Resentment is often a moody feeling, leading one to brood over his supposed personal wrongs with a deep and lasting anger. See {Resentment}. Wrath and ire (the last poetical) express the feelings of one who is bitterly provoked. Rage is a vehement ebullition of anger; and fury is an excess of rage, amounting almost to madness. Warmth of constitution often gives rise to anger; a high sense of honor creates indignation at crime; a man of quick sensibilities is apt to cherish resentment; the wrath and ire of men are often connected with a haughty and vindictive spirit; rage and fury are distempers of the soul to be regarded only with abhorrence.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Anger \An"ger\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Angered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Angering}.] [Cf. Icel. angra.]

1. To make painful; to cause to smart; to inflame. [Obs.]

He . . . angereth malign ulcers. --Bacon.

2. To excite to anger; to enrage; to provoke.

Taxes and impositions . . . which rather angered than grieved the people. --Clarendon.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

anger

noun

1: a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance [syn: {anger}, {choler}, {ire}]

2: the state of being angry [syn: {anger}, {angriness}]

3: belligerence aroused by a real or supposed wrong (personified as one of the deadly sins) [syn: {wrath}, {anger}, {ire}, {ira}]

verb

1: make angry; "The news angered him"

2: become angry; "He angers easily" [syn: {anger}, {see red}]


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