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Definition 1: belligerence aroused by a real or supposed wrong (personified as one of the deadly sins) - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for anger in the sense of this definition

(anger is a kind of ...) an unpardonable sin entailing a total loss of grace

"theologians list seven mortal sins"

Definition 2: a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance - [noun denoting feeling]

Synonyms for anger in the sense of this definition

(anger is a kind of ...) any strong feeling

(... is a kind of anger ) a feeling of intense anger

"hell hath no fury like a woman scorned" "his face turned red with rage"

(... is a kind of anger ) a feeling of intense anger

(... is a kind of anger ) a feeling of anger caused by being offended

"he took offence at my question"

(... is a kind of anger ) a feeling of righteous anger

(... is a kind of anger ) a passing state of anger and resentment

(... is a kind of anger ) a feeling of anger and animosity

"having one's hackles or dander up"

(... is a kind of anger ) a persisting angry mood

(... is a kind of anger ) anger produced by some annoying irritation

Definition 3: the state of being angry - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for anger in the sense of this definition

(anger is a kind of ...) the arousal of strong emotions and emotional behavior

(... is a kind of anger ) a state of extreme anger

"she fell into a rage and refused to answer"

Definition 4: make angry - [verb of emotion]

Samples where anger or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The news angered him

(anger is a kind of ...) call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

"arouse pity" "raise a smile" "evoke sympathy"

(... is a kind of anger ) put into a rage; make violently angry

(... is a kind of anger ) cause to feel resentment or indignation

"Her tactless remark offended me"

(... is a kind of anger ) make mad

"His behavior is maddening"

(... is a kind of anger ) exasperate or irritate

(... is a kind of anger ) make furious

(... is a kind of anger ) irritate or vex

"It galls me that we lost the suit"

(... is a kind of anger ) cause to be annoyed

"His behavior really miffed me"

(... is a kind of anger ) cause to become violent or angry

"Riots combusted Pakistan after the U.S. air attacks on Afghanistan"

(anger causes ...) become angry

"He angers easily"

Definition 5: become angry - [verb of emotion]

Samples where anger or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He angers easily

Synonyms for anger in the sense of this definition

(anger is a kind of ...) undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind

"She felt resentful" "He felt regret"

(... is a kind of anger ) anger or take offense

"She bridled at his suggestion to elope"

(... is a kind of anger ) get very angry

"her indifference to his amorous advances really steamed the young man"

(... is a kind of anger ) get very angry

"He will raise the roof when he hears this"

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