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ire Line breaks: ire
Pronunciation: /ˈʌɪə/

Definition of ire in English:


[mass noun]
Anger: the plans provoked the ire of conservationists
More example sentences
  • It's his behaviour that makes me bristle with ire and irritation.
  • Jaspers's emphasis on the importance of form over the content of psychopathology provokes the authors' ire.
  • Exercising their ire at the moment is the police, with their aggressive attitude towards gun use.


Pronunciation: /ˈʌɪəfʊl/
Example sentences
  • Mr. Rochester was a princely and heroic master, and, despite his ireful frown and brusque, moody manner, Jane felt at ease in his presence.
  • Yet another ireful king, Cyrus of Persia, destroyed the river Gyndes because one of his horses drowned in it.
  • Their ambivalent ireful mood is a manifestation of the ouroboric primal affect, self-envy.


Middle English: via Old French from Latin ira.

Words that rhyme with ire

acquire, admire, afire, applier, aspire, attire, ayah, backfire, barbwire, bemire, briar, buyer, byre, choir, conspire, crier, cryer, defier, denier, desire, dire, drier, dryer, dyer, enquire, entire, esquire, expire, fire, flyer, friar, fryer, Gaia, gyre, hellfire, hire, hiya, Isaiah, jambalaya, Jeremiah, Josiah, Kintyre, latria, liar, lyre, Maia, Maya, Mayer, messiah, mire, misfire, Nehemiah, Obadiah, papaya, pariah, peripeteia, perspire, playa, Praia, prior, pyre, quire, replier, scryer, shire, shyer, sire, skyer, Sophia, spire, squire, supplier, Surabaya, suspire, tier, tire, transpire, trier, tumble-dryer, tyre, Uriah, via, wire, Zechariah, Zedekiah, Zephaniah
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