informal A state of slowly mounting anger or annoyance: the medical community’s shrugging acceptance is fueling a slow burn among women
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- When I reach retirement age, and there isn't anything left, no doubt I'll look back on those buses with a slow burn of annoyance, as I fry up a can of cat food.
- He slunk back a few inches, then remembered Gail, with a slow burn of anger that swept through his soul and demanded vengeance.
- Instead of the choppy war scenes that escalate the tension towards the end of the play, there is a slow burn, Macbeth waiting ominously on stage throughout as his world spins and collapses around him.