Definition of wrathful in English:

wrathful

Syllabification: wrathful
Pronunciation: /ˈraTHfəl
 
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adjective

literary
Full of or characterized by intense anger: natural calamities seemed to be the work of a wrathful deity
More example sentences
  • These exchanges are routine, and don't distract Krista from trying to breach an ideological gap with a car full of wrathful seniors.
  • As she slowly gathered her wits, she could feel the familiar burning of wrathful anger building up within her.
  • Bodhisattvas are portrayed as both benevolent godlike figures and wrathful deities.

Derivatives

wrathfully

adverb
More example sentences
  • My emotions manage to squeeze a few tears past the imposed strictures of my society, but most of my grief only pounds wrathfully against generations of parents telling sons that ‘big boys don't cry.’
  • Jen said nothing, but glared at him wrathfully.
  • Picking up the receiver wrathfully, I muttered a monotonous ‘hello’.

wrathfulness

noun
More example sentences
  • Jackson was a fascinating mixture of contrasts: eccentricity and excellence, ambition and humility, restlessness and repose, wrathfulness and righteousness.
  • Their aspect of wrathfulness is often interpreted as a form of great energy usable for many purposes.
  • Consequently, wrathfulness, horror, and repugnance as such are elicited by the events of the film.

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