Definition of anger in English:

anger

noun

mass noun
  • A strong feeling of annoyance, displeasure, or hostility.

    ‘the colonel's anger at his daughter's disobedience’
    • ‘Before the meeting a number of campaigners staged a protest to show their anger.’
    • ‘Both Italy and Spain reacted with anger at their exclusion from the Berlin summit.’
    • ‘Official politics is in flux and there is a widespread mood of resentment and anger.’
    • ‘I think that she has got a lot of anger inside and her behaviour wasn't very good.’
    • ‘Nothing inspires an artist more than the righteous anger of an observed injustice.’
    • ‘Any leader needs a strong and loyal party, not one riven with anger at how the leader came by his crown.’
    • ‘For some reason the sergeant major had decided to choose me to vent his anger on.’
    • ‘He is laughing, with a touch of anger in his laughter, but no triumph, no malignity.’
    • ‘He prompted anger by appearing to suggest some of the audience had been drinking.’
    • ‘I had a rush of anger and frustration at not being able to vent my feelings in an acceptable manner.’
    • ‘Moss Street residents reacted with anger to news that their homes were expendable.’
    • ‘Emma's face is red with anger, her eyes flash in fury and her hair seems to have bushed out with rage.’
    • ‘It's been a very odd week so far, a proper rollercoaster of anger, joy and passion.’
    • ‘The burden is a clutch of vivid memories which inspire a mixture of anger and pity in equal measure.’
    • ‘Shaking our fists both in anger at the gods and to keep warm, we trudge off in the general direction of the car.’
    • ‘Music has the power to seize the soul, to match anger with anger, grief with grief.’
    • ‘The level of anger at the plans within Scottish Opera was last night made clear by a senior source.’
    • ‘His statement had caused outrage and anger in both the Hindu and Sikh communities.’
    • ‘I share the rising public anger at a government that sneers at integrity and trust.’
    • ‘But it is no small thing to see anger and resentment each and every time you try to open up.’
    annoyance, vexation, exasperation, crossness, irritation, irritability, indignation, pique, displeasure, resentment
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verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Fill (someone) with anger; provoke anger in.

    ‘she was angered by his terse answer’
    with object and clause ‘he was angered that he had not been told’
    • ‘She was also angered that police chiefs had not apologised for the way the case had been handled.’
    • ‘The BBC reported this story this morning and it is not often I am so angered by anything so early in the day.’
    • ‘She and the family are angered and appalled at what has been disclosed.’
    • ‘The decision angered witnesses who say they wanted the chance to give evidence.’
    • ‘Staff were reportedly angered by the way the news was broken to them but have been ordered not to speak to the media.’
    • ‘The bid had angered local residents who feared streets would be clogged up by hundreds of cars using the new estate.’
    • ‘The felling of a sycamore tree in Bradford on Avon has angered residents who petitioned for its survival.’
    • ‘Local residents and visitors are rightly angered and frustrated by the limited action being taken.’
    • ‘The plans have angered nearby residents, who fear increased noise and traffic chaos.’
    • ‘The shift by Mr Gilchrist has angered some union leaders in Greater Manchester.’
    • ‘The edict has angered some officers, who feel the ruling is discriminatory.’
    • ‘His relationship with the Labour party was an uneasy one, with the political party wary of angering the man who owned newspapers sympathetic to Labour principles.’
    • ‘The girls burst out with genuine laughter at him, which only angered him even more.’
    • ‘Yes, he has angered many colleagues by his high-handed behaviour during the past six years.’
    • ‘The Government has delayed an announcement on third-level fees promised for this week, angering students.’
    • ‘People driving along with phones stuck to their ears have long angered me.’
    • ‘What angered people was nowhere in the letter did it say the home was for elderly people.’
    • ‘That angered me, I found that totally arrogant and I didn't wish to see him again.’
    • ‘The news angered officials at unions involved in pay disputes with both companies.’
    • ‘What is out-dated is the belief that it is possible to conduct politics by ignoring your allies and angering your enemies.’
    annoy, irritate, exasperate, irk, vex, put out, provoke, pique, gall, displease
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Origin

Middle English: from Old Norse angr ‘grief’, angra ‘vex’. The original use was in the Old Norse senses; current senses date from late Middle English.

Pronunciation

anger

/ˈaŋɡə/