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)
From Middle English wraththe, wreththe, from Old English wrǣþþu, wrǣþþo (“wrath, fury”), from Proto-Germanic *wraiþiþō (“wrath, fury”), equivalent to wroth + -th. Compare Dutch wreedte (“cruelty”), Danish vrede (“anger”), Swedish vrede (“wrath, anger, ire”), Icelandic reiði (“anger”). More at wroth.