Verb anger Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


anger (third-person singular simple present angers, present participle angering, simple past and past participle angered)

  1. (transitive) To cause such a feeling of antagonism.
  2. (intransitive) To become angry.

More definition:

1.a strong feeling of displeasure and belligerence aroused by a wrong; wrath; ire.

2.Chiefly British Dialect. pain or smart, as of a sore.

3.Obsolete. grief; trouble. arouse anger or wrath in.

5.Chiefly British Dialect. to cause to smart; inflame. become angry, He angers with little provocation.

1. a feeling of great annoyance or antagonism as the result of some real or supposed grievance; rage; wrath verb

2. (transitive) to make angry; enrage Word OriginC12, from Old Norse angr grief; related to Old English enge, Old High German engi narrow, Latin angere to strangleCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
c.1200, "to irritate, annoy, provoke," from Old Norse angra "to grieve, vex, distress; to be vexed at, take offense with," from Proto-Germanic *angus (cf. Old English enge "narrow, painful," Middle Dutch enghe, Gothic aggwus "narrow"), from PIE root *angh- "tight, painfully constricted, painful" (cf. Sanskrit amhu- "narrow," amhah "anguish;" Armenian anjuk "narrow;" Lithuanian ankstas "narrow;" Greek ankhein "to squeeze," ankhone "a strangling;" Latin angere "to throttle, torment;" Old Irish cum-ang "straitness, want"). In Middle English, also of physical pain. Meaning "excite to wrath, make angry" is from late 14c. Related, Angered; angering.
mid-13c., "distress, suffering; anguish, agony," also "hostile attitude, ill will, surliness," from Old Norse angr "distress, grief. sorrow, affliction," from the same root as anger (v.). Sense of "rage, wrath" is early 14c. Old Norse also had angr-gapi "rash, foolish person;" angr-lauss "free from care;" angr-lyndi "sadness, low spirits."
see, more in sorrow than in anger The American Heritage® Idioms DictionaryCopyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. Cite This Source


Even as she thought it, she knew her anger had nothing to do with their heritage.

He grabbed her shoulders, pulling her roughly against him and kissed her lips in a demanding way that roused more anger than anything else.

Lisa waited for his reply in tense silence, but his response filled her with equal anger and pain.

The look of shear fury on his face replaced her anger with fear.

Flinging herself on the bed, she sobbed out the anger and hurt.

His anger was unfounded, but she had to accept some of the blame for his method of approach.

Anger and terror were on his face.

Dusty echoed, anger burning through him.

The kid was hard to read, and she guessed his anger had more to do with his struggle to understand his new role than the vamps who clearly had no respect for him.

Jake breathed, guilt and anger crossing his face.

She looked up at him, sensing both his anger and his regret.

It wasn't anger she felt towards him but … hunger.

He didn't show any anger at all, just disappointment—not so much at my going to the quarry as lying to him.

The anger showed clearly.

"If it makes you feel better, I've got another traitor," Gabriel said in cold anger, motioning to the soul compass the demon's had obtained.

She nestled herself comfortably in Dorothy's lap until the kitten gave a snarl of jealous anger and leaped up with a sharp claw fiercely bared to strike Billina a blow.

There seemed to be no way to escape the anger of this furious man.

Shakespeare remains so popular because he wrote about timeless human experiences: love and fear and envy, anger and revenge and jealousy, ambition and regret and guilt.

Their pleasure charmed away King Frost's anger, and he, too, began to admire the painted trees, and at last he said to himself, My treasures are not wasted if they make little children happy.

I recollected myself and drove away that thought only when I found myself glowing with anger, but I did not sufficiently repent.

She had to eat, sleep, think, speak, weep, work, give vent to her anger, and so on, merely because she had a stomach, a brain, muscles, nerves, and a liver.

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