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Anger; wrath. See Synonyms at anger.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin īra; see eis- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) literary anger; wrath
[C13: from Old French, from Latin īra]
intense anger; wrath.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Old French < Latin īra anger]
ire, rage, fury - Ire suggests greater intensity than anger, rage suggests loss of self-control, and fury is destructive rage verging on madness.
See also related terms for madness.
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|Noun||1.||ire - a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance|
emotion - any strong feeling
fury, rage, madness - a feeling of intense anger; "hell hath no fury like a woman scorned"; "his face turned red with rage"
umbrage, offense, offence - a feeling of anger caused by being offended; "he took offence at my question"
huffiness - a passing state of anger and resentment
|2.||ire - belligerence aroused by a real or supposed wrong (personified as one of the deadly sins)|