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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.


Middle English: via Old French from Latin ira.



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.

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