Definition of wrathful in English:

Share this entry

wrathful

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

adjective

literary
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.
Synonyms
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

Derivatives

wrathfully

Pronunciation: /ˈrɒθfəli/
adverb
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’.

wrathfulness

Pronunciation: /ˈrɒθfəlnəs/
noun
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.
Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Related Words