1. Trouble; vexation; also, physical pain or smart of a sore, etc. [Obs.]
I made the experiment, setting the moxa where . . . the greatest anger and soreness still continued. --Temple.
2. A strong passion or emotion of displeasure or antagonism, excited by a real or supposed injury or insult to one's self or others, or by the intent to do such injury.
Anger is like
A full hot horse, who being allowed his way,
Self-mettle tires him. --Shak.
Syn: -- Resentment; wrath; rage; fury; passion; ire gall; choler; indignation; displeasure; vexation; grudge; spleen.
Usage: -- Anger, Indignation, Resentment, Wrath, Ire, Rage, Fury. Anger is a feeling of keen displeasure (usually with a desire to punish) for what we regard as wrong toward ourselves or others. It may be excessive or misplaced, but is not necessarily criminal. Indignation is a generous outburst of anger in view of things which are indigna, or unworthy to be done, involving what is mean, cruel, flagitious, etc., in character or conduct. Resentment is often a moody feeling, leading one to brood over his supposed personal wrongs with a deep and lasting anger. See Resentment. Wrath and ire (the last poetical) express the feelings of one who is bitterly provoked. Rage is a vehement ebullition of anger; and fury is an excess of rage, amounting almost to madness. Warmth of constitution often gives rise to anger; a high sense of honor creates indignation at crime; a man of quick sensibilities is apt to cherish resentment; the wrath and ire of men are often connected with a haughty and vindictive spirit; rage and fury are distempers of the soul to be regarded only with abhorrence.
An·ger v. t. [imp. & p. p. Angered p. pr. & vb. n. Angering.]
1. To make painful; to cause to smart; to inflame. [Obs.]
He . . . angereth malign ulcers. --Bacon.
2. To excite to anger; to enrage; to provoke.
Taxes and impositions . . . which rather angered than grieved the people. --Clarendon.
n 1: a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some
real or supposed grievance [syn: choler, ire]
2: the state of being angry [syn: angriness]
3: belligerence aroused by a real or supposed wrong
(personified as one of the deadly sins) [syn: wrath, ire,
v 1: make angry; "The news angered him"
2: become angry; "He angers easily" [syn: see red]
the emotion of instant displeasure on account of something evil
that presents itself to our view. In itself it is an original
susceptibility of our nature, just as love is, and is not
necessarily sinful. It may, however, become sinful when
causeless, or excessive, or protracted (Matt. 5:22; Eph. 4:26;
Col. 3:8). As ascribed to God, it merely denotes his displeasure
with sin and with sinners (Ps. 7:11).