One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Angry.‘Sir Leicester is majestically wroth’
irate, annoyed, cross, vexed, irritated, exasperated, indignant, aggrieved, irked, piqued, displeased, provoked, galled, resentfulView synonyms
- ‘If a woman comes to me and I feel her growing angry, then I can deduce that she is wroth with me, but I cannot deduce why.’
- ‘It was plain to see that all three members of the Zetarahn royal family, along with many of the guests, were now extremely wroth.’
- ‘But the queen Vashti refused to come at the king's commandment by his chamberlains: therefore was the king very wroth, and his anger burned in him.’
- ‘Begone, and trouble us no more, for I and thy mistress are sore wroth with thee.’
- ‘‘I am no longer wroth with you,’ he said next, turning once more to face Egewe again.’
Old English wrāth, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch wreed ‘cruel’, also to writhe.
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