- 1Violent, uncontrollable anger: her face was distorted with rage she flew into a rageMore example sentences
- Alex is extremely intelligent with a propensity for fits of anger and uncontrollable rage.
- Diana's sadness slowly faded as she turned her attention towards Lethe, and an uncontrollable eruption of rage built up inside of her.
- No matter how neutral his face was, Chris' eyes burned with an almost uncontrollable rage.
- 1.1The violent action of a natural agency: the rising rage of the seaMore example sentences
- Michi's eyes reflected the uncontrolled rage of the sea, and the frigid savagery of ice.
- The heavens cry and moan as the wind's rage stirs up the burning tempest of the sky, tears are unleashed from the firmament, cold and tasteless.
- 1.2 [in singular] A vehement desire or passion: a rage for absolute honesty informs much western artMore example sentences
- But as always, this coexists with a rage for order, a need to analyse, to simplify, to compress.
- Never in the history of the world has there been such a rage for exhibitionism.
- This rigid, yet elegant geometry asserts a rage for order.
- 1.3 [with modifier] An instance of aggressive behavior or violent anger caused by a stressful or frustrating situation: desk rage sports rage PC rageMore example sentences
- Air rage on a flight to the sun cost 10 Irish holidaymakers hundreds of pounds each when they had to make their own way home.
- Air rage, DVT, in-flight radiation - these are flimsy reasons for staying out of the skies.
- A recent journal article on desk rage identified shrinking workspaces as one pressure point in the office environment.
- 1.4 (the rage) A widespread temporary enthusiasm or fashion: video and computer games are all the rageMore example sentences
- By the 1920s when this was filmed, this belief was widespread and all the rage.
- Archaeologists were more interested in the perfect preservation of many textiles which gave a unique insight into items of fashion all the rage in 14th century Hull.
- Style and fashion was all the rage this week as the Oscars took place last Sunday night.
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- 1Feel or express violent uncontrollable anger: he raged at the futility of it all [with direct speech]: “That’s unfair!” Maggie ragedMore example sentences
- ‘This administration knew about this at least three weeks ago,’ a red-faced, angry Dean raged at reporters.
- She'd lost count of the number of times he had raged at her and in November 2002 she told him she was leaving the practice.
- We have all raged at those dangerous idiots who insist on driving one-handed down the motorway at 80 mph while gabbling into a mobile phone.
- 1.1Continue with great force or intensity: the argument raged for daysMore example sentences
thunder, rampage, be violent, be turbulent, be tempestuous
- I stood on the deserted balcony in an effort to escape all the noise from the party raging on inside.
- The party raged into the early hours.
- The war was still raging and would continue to do so for some weeks.
- 1.2 [with adverbial of direction] (Of an illness) spread very rapidly or uncontrollably: the great cholera epidemic that raged across Europe in 1831More example sentences
- With the sprinkler systems disabled, the fires raged uncontrollably, weakening the steel and leading to the collapse of the buildings.
- As the blaze raged on fire chiefs decided it was too dangerous to tackle directly.
- The bush fires are raging all round Sydney, the farmlands are parched but here is the rain and temperatures plunge to their lowest since 1924.
- 1.3(Of an emotion) have or reach a high degree of intensity: she couldn’t hide the fear that raged within herMore example sentences
- The President's face remained composed, masking the turmoil and terror raging within, as his cerebrum went into gridlock.
- A feeling raged suddenly within me and my fists automatically clenched.
- He stood there, unsure of the emotions raging inside his head.
Middle English (also in the sense 'madness'): from Old French rage (noun), rager (verb), from a variant of Latin rabies (see rabies).