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Extreme anger:‘he hid his pipe for fear of incurring his father's wrath’
anger, rage, fury, annoyance, indignation, outrage, pique, spleen, chagrin, vexation, exasperation, dudgeon, high dudgeon, hot temper, bad temper, bad mood, ill humour, irritation, irritability, crossness, displeasure, discontentment, disgruntlement, irascibility, cantankerousness, peevishness, querulousness, crabbiness, testiness, tetchiness, snappishnessair rageire, cholerView synonyms
- ‘I'm going to risk her wrath, I say, and at last I think there is a glimmer of a smile.’
- ‘I decided that if it was another telemarketer calling, they were going to get my wrath!’
- ‘Step out of line here and the wrath of the consumer can descend with real force.’
- ‘All the while the distinctive bird, which has a bright red tail, faced the wrath of swooping magpies.’
- ‘Be advised to carry loose coins lest you incur the wrath of a taxi driver who does not have enough change.’
Old English wrǣththu, from wrāth (see wroth).
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