American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Forceful, often vindictive anger. See Synonyms at anger.
- n. Punishment or vengeance as a manifestation of anger.
- n. Divine retribution for sin.
- adj. Archaic Wrathful.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Fierce anger; vehement indignation; rage.
- n. Heat; impetuosity.
- n. The effects of anger; the just punishment of an offense or crime; vengeance.
- n. =Syn.1. Anger, Vexation, Indignation, etc. (see anger).
- An obsolete (in early modern use erroneous) form of wroth.
- To become wroth or angry; manifest anger.
- To make wroth or angry; cause wrath or anger in; anger; enrage.
- To be angry with; exhibit anger or wrath to.
- n. Great anger.
- n. rare Punishment.
- adj. rare Wrathful; very angry.
- v. obsolete To anger; to enrage.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Violent anger; vehement exasperation; indignation; rage; fury; ire.
- n. The effects of anger or indignation; the just punishment of an offense or a crime.
- adj. obsolete See wroth.
- v. obsolete To anger; to enrage; -- also used impersonally.
- n. belligerence aroused by a real or supposed wrong (personified as one of the deadly sins)
- n. intense anger (usually on an epic scale)
- From Middle English wraththe, wreththe, from Old English wrǣþþu, wrǣþþo ("wrath, fury"), from Proto-Germanic *wraiþiþō (“wrath, fury”), equivalent to wroth + -th. Compare Dutch wreedte ("cruelty"), Danish vrede ("anger"), Swedish vrede ("wrath, anger, ire"), Icelandic reiði ("anger"). More at wroth. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English wrǣththu, from wrāth, angry; see wer-2 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“_Surely the wrath of Man shall praise thee, and the Remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain; _ But _surely_ it becomes us to praise God, in that we have yet sustain'd no more Damage by the _wrath of the Devil_, and in that he has restrain'd that Overwhelming _wrath_.”
“This authority, as well as the nature of the case, renders it certain, that all, who indulge such feelings, are _in the gall of bitterness and under the bond of iniquity_ -- _dead in trespasses and sins_ -- _treasuring up wrath against the day of wrath_.”
“But that which carries on the formidableness of our Trials, unto that which may be called, _A wrath unto the uttermost_, is this: It is not without the _wrath_ of the Almighty _God_ himself, that the _Devil_ is permitted thus to come down upon us in _wrath_.”
“Thus where it is said upon pouring out the seventh vial of wrath, that _great _Babylon_ came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath_; this relates not to the time of _John_ the Apostle, but to the time of pouring out the seventh vial of wrath.”
“Beck had turned away in wrath from the table, and advancing with a magisterial step to the door, he threw it open; as if he thought, that longer to breathe the same air with the person he had excommunicated, would infect him with his own curses.”
“This time the object of their wrath is the judiciary.”
“He affirmed that if the empire of the true faith could be established by no other means, a circumstance which he assumed it was sufficiently apparent to all understandings could not be done, he pronounced it the duty of young and old, the weak and the strong, to unite in assisting to visit the former possessors of the country with what he termed the wrath of an offended”
“His first name means in Latin "wrath" or "vengence," and the second name is in the English language appropriate to the important office which our duped and deceived friend did receive in said”
“Tittmann thinks not so much "wrath" is meant, as an indignant feeling of fretfulness under the calamities to which the whole of human life is exposed; this accords with the "divers temptations" in Jas 1: 2.”
“He would have been glad for the rattle of stones about him, flung by an angry squaw, glad for the hand of Grey Beaver descending upon him in wrath; while he would have welcomed with delight Lip-lip and the whole snarling, cowardly pack.”
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