Wrath meaning

răth, räth
Wrath is great anger.

An example of wrath is the way you would feel after your brand new car is stolen and destroyed.

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Punishment or vengeance as a manifestation of anger.
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Forceful, often vindictive anger.
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Intense anger; rage; fury.
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(rare) Punishment.
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Wrathful.
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Great anger.

Homer relates an episode in the Trojan War that reveals the tragic consequences of the wrath of Achilles.

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(rare) Wrathful; very angry.
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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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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Wrathful.
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Any action carried out in great anger, esp. for punishment or vengeance.
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Origin of wrath

  • Middle English from Old English wrǣththu from wrāth angry wer-2 in Indo-European roots Adj., variant of wroth
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English wraththe, wreththe, from Old English wrǣþþu, wrǣþþo (“wrath, fury"), from Proto-Germanic *wraiþiþō (“wrath, fury"), equivalent to wroth +"Ž -th. Compare Dutch wreedte (“cruelty"), Danish vrede (“anger"), Swedish vrede (“wrath, anger, ire"), Icelandic reiði (“anger"). More at wroth.
    From Wiktionary