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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However, he determined to manage more cleverly than his brother, and got together a rich present of gold and fine horses for the king; and thought he must have a much larger gift in return; for if his brother had received so much for only a turnip, what must his present be wroth?
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 when he came to the churchyard Sir Arthur alit and tied his horse to the stile, and so he went to the tent and found no knights there, for they were at the jousting, and so he handled the sword by the handles, and lightly and fiercely pulled it out of the stone, and took his horse and rode his way until he came to his brother Sir Kay, and delivered him the sword.
ANTIGONE But, brother, why shouldst thou be wroth again?
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.
Why, my father is a bitter man when he is wroth, but hath never called me such a name as that.
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."
Tarzan saw and was wroth. He loved a fair fight, but the thing which this ape contemplated revolted him.