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anger

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Pronunciation: /ˈaŋɡə
 
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Definition of anger in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A strong feeling of annoyance, displeasure, or hostility: the colonel’s anger at his daughter’s disobedience
More example sentences
  • Music has the power to seize the soul, to match anger with anger, grief with grief.
  • But it is no small thing to see anger and resentment each and every time you try to open up.
  • Any leader needs a strong and loyal party, not one riven with anger at how the leader came by his crown.
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verb

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Fill (someone) with anger; provoke anger in: she was angered by his terse answer [with object and clause]: he was angered that he had not been told
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  • His relationship with the Labour party was an uneasy one, with the political party wary of angering the man who owned newspapers sympathetic to Labour principles.
  • The Government has delayed an announcement on third-level fees promised for this week, angering students.
  • What is out-dated is the belief that it is possible to conduct politics by ignoring your allies and angering your enemies.
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Origin

Middle English: from Old Norse angr 'grief', angra 'vex'. The original use was in the Old Norse senses; current senses date from late Middle English.

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  • Anger is from Old Norse angr ‘grief’, angra ‘to vex’. Original use was in the Old Norse senses; current senses date from late Middle English.

Words that rhyme with anger

clangour (US clangor), Katanga, languor, manga, panga, sangar, tanga, Tauranga, Zamboanga

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