Synonyms of anger in English:


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1‘his face darkened with anger’


annoyance, vexation, exasperation, crossness, irritation, irritability, indignation, pique, displeasure, resentment

rage, fury, wrath, outrage, temper, road rage, air rage, irascibility, ill temper, dyspepsia, spleen, ill humour, tetchiness, testiness, waspishness

informal aggravation

literary ire, choler, bile


pleasure, good humour


1‘she was angered by his terse reply’


annoy, irritate, exasperate, irk, vex, put out, provoke, pique, gall, displease

enrage, incense, infuriate, madden, inflame, antagonize, make someone's blood boil, make someone's hackles rise, rub up the wrong way, ruffle someone's feathers, ruffle, peeve

informal drive crazy, drive mad, drive up the wall, make someone see red, get someone's back up, get someone's dander up, get someone's goat, get under someone's skin, get up someone's nose, rattle someone's cage

aggravate, get someone, needle, bug, nettle, rile, miff, hack off

British informal wind up, get at, nark, get across, get on someone's wick

North American informal tee off, tick off, burn up, gravel

vulgar slang piss off

informal, dated give someone the pip

rare empurple


pacify, placate