Definition of wroth in English:


Pronunciation /rɒθ//rəʊθ/


  • Angry.

    ‘Sir Leicester is majestically wroth’
    • ‘‘I am no longer wroth with you,’ he said next, turning once more to face Egewe again.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    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.