Definition of wrathful in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrɒθfʊl/
/ˈrɒθf(ə)l/ /ˈrɔːθfʊl/ /ˈrɔːθf(ə)l/


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.
angry, irate, raging, enraged, incensed, infuriated, furious, choleric, fuming, ranting, raving, seething, frenzied, in a frenzy, beside oneself, indignant, outraged, vexed, in high dudgeon, exasperated, in a temper, irritated, provoked, piqued, cross, displeased;
bad-tempered, hot-tempered, ill-humoured, irascible
North American informal sore
literary ireful



Pronunciation: /ˈrɒθfəli/
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’.


Pronunciation: /ˈrɒθfəlnəs/
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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