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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


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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