Definition of ire in English:

ire

noun

  • Anger.

    ‘the plans provoked the ire of conservationists’
    • ‘It fuels their ire and gives them justification for treating others like garbage.’
    • ‘Media excesses or lapses are condoned by a public which reserves its ire for the political class.’
    • ‘Once he vents his ire, the sting in his words are powerful barbs that never miss the mark.’
    • ‘It is a choice she has never regretted, although there is one subject guarantee to raise her ire.’
    • ‘For all its ire and bombast, there's rarely blood spilt, ground shifted or damage done.’
    • ‘It's his behaviour that makes me bristle with ire and irritation.’
    • ‘Despite drawing critical fire and reactionary ire, the show's back for a second series.’
    • ‘The anonymous sender was expressing his ire against the writer's silence on the issue.’
    • ‘Better to pay lip service to the morals police than bring down their provincial ire on your head.’
    • ‘It was a pointed but ultimately feeble attempt to rouse more ire against the chief executive.’
    • ‘This aspect of the government has led to ire on the part of employees and political activists.’
    • ‘The idea had merit, and he could explain it to the rest of his family without drawing their ire.’
    • ‘The only person on the boat whose ire they did not care to engage was the doctor's.’
    • ‘Henry's daughter Daisy is among the protesters and he is full of ire and sarcasm about them.’
    • ‘Jaspers's emphasis on the importance of form over the content of psychopathology provokes the authors' ire.’
    • ‘If anything, he should have directed his ire at the umpires, who are required to regulate the comings and goings of fieldsmen.’
    • ‘I really want to stop but you keep doing all these silly little things to get my ire going.’
    • ‘Healy still goes online to read it from time to time, to stoke his ire anew.’
    • ‘Exercising their ire at the moment is the police, with their aggressive attitude towards gun use.’
    • ‘In the coming years, we will see that his ire, if anything, was far too restrained.’
    anger, rage, fury, wrath, hot temper, outrage, temper, crossness, spleen
    annoyance, exasperation, irritation, vexation, displeasure, chagrin, pique
    indignation, resentment
    choler
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Origin

Middle English: via Old French from Latin ira.

Pronunciation:

ire

/ˈī(ə)r/