Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Full of or characterized by wrath; fiercely angry. synonym: angry.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Full of wrath; very angry; greatly incensed.
  • Expressive of or prompted or characterized by wrath or anger; raging; impetuous; furious: as, wrathful passions; a wrathful countenance.
  • Executing wrath; serving as the instrument of wrath.
  • =Syn.1. Indignant, resentful, exasperated, irate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Full of wrath; very angry; greatly incensed; ireful; passionate.
  • adjective Springing from, or expressing, wrath.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Possessed of great wrath; very angry.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective vehemently incensed and condemnatory

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Examples

  • For many Westerners with a Biblical upbringing, the term wrathful deity carries the connotation of an almighty being with righteous vengeful anger.

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  • For many Westerners with a Biblical upbringing, the term wrathful deity carries the connotation of an almighty being with righteous vengeful anger.

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  • I turned my back to the mirror and dressed in wrathful irritation and my yesterday's linen.

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  • The herukas, also called the wrathful deities, are expressions of buddha-consciousness and buddha-compassion, but under a terrible aspect.

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  • The herukas, also called the wrathful deities, are expressions of buddha-consciousness and buddha-compassion, but under a terrible aspect.

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  • For my spirit truly is wrathful, that is in my breast; and if I among men would make boast, with gladness, with game, with goodly words, my spirit would wrath himself, and become still, and deprive me of my sense, and my wise words fore-close, then were I dumb of every sentence.

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  • But neither this nor the wrathful, meaning glances which his cunning mother bent upon him served to curb him.

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  • Played with a kind of wrathful quietude by the exquisite Eric Bana,

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  • -- and he says this, too, with a kind of wrathful glee.

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  • She tossed her head and compressed her lips, and Shunk Wilson's wrathful and suspicious gaze passed on and rested on Breck.

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