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wrath

 (răth, räth)
n.
1. Forceful, often vindictive anger. See Synonyms at anger.
2. Punishment or vengeance as a manifestation of anger.
adj. Archaic
Wrathful.

[Middle English, from Old English wrǣththu, from wrāth, angry; see wer- in Indo-European roots. Adj., variant of wroth.]

wrath

(rɒθ)
n
1. angry, violent, or stern indignation
2. divine vengeance or retribution
3. archaic a fit of anger or an act resulting from anger
adj
obsolete incensed; angry
[Old English wrǣththu; see wroth]
ˈwrathless adj

Wrath

(rɒθ; rɔːθ)
n
(Placename) Cape Wrath a promontory at the NW extremity of the Scottish mainland

wrath

(ræθ, rɑθ; esp. Brit. rɔθ)

n.
1. stern or fierce anger; deep indignation; ire.
2. vengeance or punishment as the consequence of anger.
[before 900; Middle English wraththe, Old English wrǣththo=wrāth wroth]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wrath - intense anger (usually on an epic scale)
fury, rage, madness - a feeling of intense anger; "hell hath no fury like a woman scorned"; "his face turned red with rage"
2.wrath - belligerence aroused by a real or supposed wrong (personified as one of the deadly sins)wrath - belligerence aroused by a real or supposed wrong (personified as one of the deadly sins)
deadly sin, mortal sin - an unpardonable sin entailing a total loss of grace; "theologians list seven mortal sins"

wrath

noun anger, passion, rage, temper, fury, resentment, irritation, indignation, ire, displeasure, exasperation, choler His action incurred the wrath of animal rights activists.
delight, pleasure, joy, satisfaction, happiness, enjoyment, amusement, gratification, contentment, gladness
Quotations
"I was angry with my friend,"
"I told my wrath, my wrath did end."
"I was angry with my foe,"
"I told it not, my wrath did grow" [William Blake A Poison Tree]
"nursing her wrath to keep it warm" [Robert Burns Tam o' Shanter]
"wrath: anger of a superior quality and degree, appropriate to exalted characters and momentous occasions" [Ambrose Bierce The Devil's Dictionary]

wrath

noun
Violent or unrestrained anger:
Translations
غَضَب شَديد، حَنَق
hněv
vrede
raivoviha
gnjev
heift, bræîi
dusmasniknums
vrede

wrath

[rɒθ] N (poet) [of person] → cólera f; [of storm] → ira f, furia f
see also incur

wrath

[ˈrɒθ] n [person] → courroux m; [God] → colère f; [gods] → courroux m

wrath

nZorn m; (liter, of storm) → Wut f

wrath

[rɒθ] n (liter) → ira, collera

wrath

(roθ) , ((American) rӕθ) noun
violent anger.
ˈwrathful adjective
References in classic literature ?
I tried to appease him by offering him the whole of my salad and toast supper which stood ready at the foot of the little verandah steps when we came back, but nothing appeased that Man of Wrath, and he said he would go straight back to the neglected family.
His wrath, once expended, did not return, and blinking feebly he listened to excuses and self-justifications (Ermolov did not come to see him till the next day) and to the insistence of Bennigsen, Konovnitsyn, and Toll that the movement that had miscarried should be executed next day.
He rose up and shook himself in great wrath, and searched every corner of his den to find the Mouse.
"I fine you twenty-five dollars for contempt of court!" roared the Judge, in wrath. "How dare you mention the loss of my temper in connection with this case?"
begone assassin!" she said, in a voice which was low and trembling with wrath and terror.
The combatants being now prevented from executing present vengeance on each other, betook themselves to the common resources of disappointed rage, and vented their wrath in threats and defiance.
Accused of treason, yet innocent, he fell a victim to "the wrath of princes," the wrath of that hot-headed King Henry VIII.
'Not by wrath but by laughter doth one kill'--thus spakest thou once, O Zarathustra, thou hidden one, thou destroyer without wrath, thou dangerous saint,--thou art a rogue!"
He dressed in haste, and as though carrying his cup full of wrath, and fearing to spill any over, fearing to lose with his wrath the energy necessary for the interview with his wife, he went into her room directly he heard she was up.
But Pearl, not a whit startled at her mother's threats any more than mollified by her entreaties, now suddenly burst into a fit of passion, gesticulating violently, and throwing her small figure into the most extravagant contortions She accompanied this wild outbreak with piercing shrieks, which the woods reverberated on all sides, so that, alone as she was in her childish and unreasonable wrath, it seemed as if a hidden multitude were lending her their sympathy and encouragement.
Most of his poems, other than certain political satire, which drew on him the Emperor's wrath, are full of subtle sadness and fragrant regret, reminding one of pot-pourri in some deep blue porcelain bowl.
For who can admit the fault imputed to Homer by Protagoras,--that in the words, 'Sing, goddess, of the wrath,' he gives a command under the idea that he utters a prayer?