Anger Definition

angered, angers
A strong feeling of displeasure or hostility.
American Heritage
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.
Webster's New World
Pain or trouble.
Webster's New World

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.
I made the experiment, setting the moxa where […] the greatest anger and soreness still continued.
angered, angers
To make angry; enrage or provoke.
American Heritage
To make angry; enrage.
Webster's New World
To become angry.
Webster's New World

To cause such a feeling of antagonism.

Don't anger me.

(intransitive) To become angry.

You anger too easily.

Origin of Anger

  • 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”.

    From Wiktionary

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

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

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