from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Great anger.
- n. Punishment.
- adj. Wrathful; very angry.
- v. To anger; to enrage.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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. See wroth.
- transitive v. To anger; to enrage; -- also used impersonally.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. belligerence aroused by a real or supposed wrong (personified as one of the deadly sins)
- n. intense anger (usually on an epic scale)
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)
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)