Definition of wroth in English:



  • Angry.

    ‘Sir Leicester is majestically wroth’
    • ‘‘I am no longer wroth with you,’ he said next, turning once more to face Egewe again.’
    • ‘Begone, and trouble us no more, for I and thy mistress are sore wroth with thee.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    irate, annoyed, cross, vexed, irritated, exasperated, indignant, aggrieved, irked, piqued, displeased, provoked, galled, resentful
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Old English wrāth, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch wreed ‘cruel’, also to writhe.