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English noun: anger

1. anger (feeling) a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance


Synonymscholer, ire


Broader (hypernym)emotion


Narrower (hyponym)annoyance, bad temper, chafe, dander, enragement, fury, hackles, huffiness, ill temper, indignation, infuriation, madness, offence, offense, outrage, rage, umbrage, vexation

2. anger (state) the state of being angry


Synonymsangriness


Broader (hypernym)emotional arousal


Narrower (hyponym)rage

3. anger (act) belligerence aroused by a real or supposed wrong (personified as one of the deadly sins)


Synonymsira, ire, wrath


Broader (hypernym)deadly sin, mortal sin


English verb: anger

1. anger (emotion) make angry


SamplesThe news angered him.


ExamplesThe bad news will anger him


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)arouse, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, kindle, provoke, raise


Narrower (hyponym)aggravate, combust, enrage, exacerbate, exasperate, exasperate, gall, incense, infuriate, irk, madden, miff, offend, pique


Causeanger, see red

2. anger (emotion) become angry


SamplesHe angers easily.


ExamplesSam and Sue anger over the results of the experiment


Synonymssee red


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)experience, feel


Narrower (hyponym)bridle, raise the roof, steam









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