wrath[rat̸h, rät̸h; chiefly Brit rôt̸h]
- Wrath is great anger.
An example of wrath is the way you would feel after your brand new car is stolen and destroyed.
- intense anger; rage; fury
- any action carried out in great anger, esp. for punishment or vengeance
Origin of wrathMiddle English wraththe ; from Old English wræththo ; from wrath, wroth
- Forceful, often vindictive anger. See Synonyms at anger.
- Punishment or vengeance as a manifestation of anger.
Origin of wrathMiddle English, from Old English wr&aemac;ththu, from wrāth, angry; see wer-2 in Indo-European roots. Adj., variant of wroth.
(usually uncountable, plural wraths)
- Great anger.
- Homer relates an episode in the Trojan War that reveals the tragic consequences of the wrath of Achilles.
- (rare) Punishment.
(third-person singular simple present wraths, present participle wrathing, simple past and past participle wrathed)
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
From Middle English wraththe, wreththe, from Old English wrÇ£Ã¾Ã¾u, wrÇ£Ã¾Ã¾o (“wrath, fury"), from Proto-Germanic *wraiÃ¾iÃ¾Å (“wrath, fury"), equivalent to wroth +"Ž -th. Compare Dutch wreedte (“cruelty"), Danish vrede (“anger"), Swedish vrede (“wrath, anger, ire"), Icelandic reiÃ°i (“anger"). More at wroth.