- A strong feeling of annoyance, displeasure, or hostility: the colonel’s anger at his daughter’s disobedienceMore example sentences
annoyance, vexation, exasperation, crossness, irritation, irritability, indignation, pique, displeasure, resentment; rage, fury, wrath, outrage, temper, road rage, air rage, irascibility, ill temper, dyspepsia, spleen, ill humour, tetchiness, testiness, waspishness• informal aggravation
- 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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- 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 toldMore example sentences
annoy, irritate, exasperate, irk, vex, put out, provoke, pique, gall, displease; enrage, incense, infuriate, madden, inflame, antagonize, make someone's blood boil, make someone's hackles rise, rub up the wrong way, ruffle someone's feathers, ruffle, peeve• informal drive mad/crazy, drive up the wall, make someone see red, get someone's back up, get someone's dander up, get someone's goat, get under someone's skin, get up someone's nose, rattle someone's cageaggravate, get someone, needle, bug, nettle, rile, miff, hack off• vulgar slang piss off• informal , • dated give someone the pip• rare empurple
- 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.
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.