Anger meaning

ănggər
(obs.) Pain or trouble.
noun
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Anger is defined as a strong feeling of dislike or displeasure.

A man cursing and screaming at his brother is an example of someone displaying anger.

noun
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To make angry; enrage or provoke.
verb
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The definition of anger is to make someone mad or aggravated.

An example of to anger is to continuously taunt someone until he/she becomes enraged.

verb
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A strong feeling of displeasure or hostility.
noun
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A feeling of displeasure resulting from injury, mistreatment, opposition, etc., and usually showing itself in a desire to fight back at the supposed cause of this feeling.
noun
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To make angry; enrage.
verb
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A strong feeling of displeasure, hostility or antagonism towards someone or something, usually combined with an urge to harm.

You need to control your anger.

noun
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To become angry.

She angers too quickly.

verb
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To become angry.
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Temple.

I made the experiment, setting the moxa where […] the greatest anger and soreness still continued.

noun
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(intransitive) To become angry.

You anger too easily.

verb
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To cause such a feeling of antagonism.

Don't anger me.

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Origin of anger

  • Middle English from Old Norse angr sorrow angh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English anger (“grief, pain, trouble, affliction, vexation, sorrow, wrath”), from Old Norse angr, ǫngr (“affliction, sorrow”), from ang, ǫng (“troubled”), from Proto-Germanic *anguz, *angwuz (“narrow, strait”), from Proto-Indo-European *amǵʰ- (“narrow, tied together”). Cognate with Danish anger (“regret, remorse”), Swedish ånger (“regret”), Icelandic angur (“trouble”), Old English ange, enge (“narrow, close, straitened, constrained, confined, vexed, troubled, sorrowful, anxious, oppressive, severe, painful, cruel”), German Angst (“anxiety, anguish, fear”), Latin angō (“squeeze, choke, vex”), Albanian ang (“fear, anxiety, pain, nightmare”), Avestan angra (“destructive”), Ancient Greek ἄγχω (ankhō, “I squeeze, strangle”), Sanskrit अंहु (aṃhu, “anxiety, distress”). Also compare anguish, anxious, quinsy, and perhaps to awe and ugly. The word seems to have originally meant “to choke, squeeze”.

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