Definition of ire in English:

ire

noun

  • Anger.

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

Middle English: via Old French from Latin ira.

Pronunciation

ire

/ˈī(ə)r//ˈaɪ(ə)r/