wroth


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wroth

 (rôth)
adj. Archaic
Wrathful; angry.

[Middle English, from Old English wrāth; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

wroth

(rəʊθ; rɒθ)
adj
archaic or literary angry; irate
[Old English wrāth; related to Old Saxon wrēth, Old Norse reithr, Old High German reid curly haired]

wroth

(rɔθ, rɒθ; esp. Brit. roʊθ)

adj.
angry; wrathful (usu. used predicatively): He was wroth to see the damage to his home.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English wrāth, c. Old Saxon wrēth, Old High German reid, Old Norse reithr; akin to writhe]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.wroth - vehemently incensed and condemnatory; "they trembled before the wrathful queen"; "but wroth as he was, a short struggle ended in reconciliation"
angry - feeling or showing anger; "angry at the weather"; "angry customers"; "an angry silence"; "sending angry letters to the papers"
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The Sheriff of Nottingham waxed wroth at the report, but all his traps and excursions failed to catch the outlaws.
I remember, when spending several months in the East End of London, during which time I wrote a book and adventured much amongst the worst of the slum classes, that I got drunk several times and was mightily wroth with myself because it interfered with my writing.
Then was Arthur wroth and said to himself, 'I will ride to the churchyard, and take the sword with me that sticketh in the stone, for my brother Sir Kay shall not be without a sword this day.
So, while the blacks were wroth at the continued pilfering of their fields, they were not discouraged in their efforts to cultivate the land, as would have been the case had Tarzan permitted his people to lay waste the plantation wantonly.
That is neither here nor there," said I, for I was growing very wroth.
Then, with a sunken head and a heavy heart, he plodded wearily down the other path, wroth with himself for the rude and uncouth tongue which had given offence where so little was intended.
Do you know that not two moons gone the king was wroth with you because he fell sick, and would have caused you to be slain had I not pleaded for you and called his oath to mind?
At this the innkeeper waxed very wroth, and threatened if he did not pay to compel him in a way that he would not like.
I have a son too, and I should be very wroth with those who detained him from me after a three months' voyage.
These were, in effect, because the whole town, or he might say the whole country, was in the first madness of the late discovery, and the resentment against the victims would be very strong: those who had not been deluded being certain to wax exceedingly wroth with them for not having been as wise as they were: and those who had been deluded being certain to find excuses and reasons for themselves, of which they were equally certain to see that other sufferers were wholly devoid: not to mention the great probability of every individual sufferer persuading himself, to his violent indignation, that but for the example of all the other sufferers he never would have put himself in the way of suffering.
Mr Chuckster waxed wroth at this answer, and without applying the remark to any particular case, mentioned, as a general truth, that it was expedient to break the heads of Snobs, and to tweak their noses.
Though all the four waterfalls are beautiful and wroth seeing yet the last one is beyond comparison.