wrath

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wrath belligerence aroused by a real or supposed wrong (personified as one of the deadly sins)
    • n wrath intense anger (usually on an epic scale)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In July 1981, a tortoise was sentenced to death for murder. Tribal elders in Kyuasini, a village in Kenya, formally condemned the tortoise because they suspected it of causing the death of six people, apparently through magic. However, because none of the villagers was prepared to risk the tortoise's wrath by carrying out the execution, it was instead chained to a tree. The tortoise was later freed after the government promised an official inquiry into the deaths.
    • a Wrath See Wroth.
    • Wrath The effects of anger or indignation; the just punishment of an offense or a crime. "A revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil."
    • v. t Wrath To anger; to enrage; -- also used impersonally. "I will not wrathen him.""If him wratheth , be ywar and his way shun."
    • Wrath Violent anger; vehement exasperation; indignation; rage; fury; ire. "Wrath is a fire, and jealousy a weed.""When the wrath of king Ahasuerus was appeased.""Now smoking and frothing
      Its tumult and wrath in."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: PcGamer readers are all mighty and should be obeyed explicitly, lest they release the wrath of the Coconut Monkey upon the wrong doers.
    • n wrath Fierce anger; vehement indignation; rage.
    • n wrath Heat; impetuosity.
    • n wrath The effects of anger; the just punishment of an offense or crime; vengeance.
    • n wrath =Syn.1. Anger, Vexation, Indignation, etc. (see anger).
    • wrath An obsolete (in early modern use erroneous) form of wroth.
    • wrath To become wroth or angry; manifest anger.
    • wrath To make wroth or angry; cause wrath or anger in; anger; enrage.
    • wrath To be angry with; exhibit anger or wrath to.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Wrath räth violent anger: holy indignation: heat
    • adj Wrath violently angry
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Quotations

  • William R. Alger
    William R. Alger
    “Men often make up in wrath what they want in reason.”
  • Bible
    Bible
    “Let not the sun go down upon your wrath. [Ephesians 4:26]”
  • Proverb
    Proverb
    “The wrath of brothers is fierce and devilish.”
  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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    “But the child's sob curses deeper in the silence than the strong man in his wrath!”
  • Bible
    Bible
    “Be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to wrath.”
  • Bible
    Bible
    “Envy and wrath shorten the life. [Ecclesiasticus]”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. wrathe, wraþþe, wrethe, wræððe, AS. wrǣððo, fr. wrāð, wroth; akin to Icel. reiði, wrath. See Wroth (a.)

Usage

In literature:

Then the fiend's wrath was roused; he grasped the door with his mighty hands and burst it in.
"Hero-Myths & Legends of the British Race" by Maud Isabel Ebbutt
When Caesar heard of it his wrath was fearful.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
He knew that the words had been spoken, and he knew also that he had drawn down her wrath upon his head by his caress.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
Our wrath against those whom we fear is generally wreaked upon those whom we don't.
"The House with the Green Shutters" by George Douglas Brown
Farmer Trumbull considered it a good deal, and was often a wrathful man.
"The Vicar of Bullhampton" by Anthony Trollope
He longed for the jungles and some mad beast to vent his wrath upon.
"The Place of Honeymoons" by Harold MacGrath
Great and just was the wrath of the farmers and lumbermen.
"The Critical Period of American History" by John Fiske
His whole being was rising in wrath within him.
"The Silver Lining" by John Roussel
I will dissemble my wrath until an opportunity of taking vengeance shall occur.
"Commentary on Genesis, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
The wrath of Zeus is hurrying you to your doom.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
Paul would include here all wrath, whether temporal or eternal, to which God gives expression in his chastisements.
"Epistle Sermons, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
The colonel's only answer was a wrathful shake of his fist.
"The Rival Campers Ashore" by Ruel Perley Smith
A minute later he saw her still flushed and wrathful stalking indignantly along the road toward Jake Crabbott's store at Lake Erie.
"The Roof Tree" by Charles Neville Buck
Ah, neither Helenus the seer, despite the fears he taught, Nor grim Celaeno in her wrath, this grief of soul forebode.
"The Æneids of Virgil" by Virgil
Whenever anything in this world needs to be destroyed, nature makes somebody wrathful.
"The O'Ruddy" by Stephen Crane
They obeyed, wrathful but impotent.
"The Duke Of Chimney Butte" by G. W. Ogden
The day of wrath was come.
"Melomaniacs" by James Huneker
Zazo watched the pair wrathfully.
"The Scarlet Banner" by Felix Dahn
The divine wrath is actually disclosed in the facts of experience.
"St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans, Vol. I" by Charles Gore
Oh, may God's wrath be heavy upon you!
"God Wills It!" by William Stearns Davis
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In poetry:

I bear the sins of sinful men
That have no sin of my own,
They drive me forth to Heaven's wrath
Unpastured and alone.
"Beast and Man in India" by Rudyard Kipling
But whan he see this lady saif,
And her gat-es all locked fast,
He fell into a rage of wrath,
And his look was all aghast.
"Edom O'Gordon" by Henry Morley
Strive to climb yon envied path—
Glory beams above it;
Though the world should howl in wrath,
Turn and look, and love it.
"Dialogue With Fame." by Samuel Bamford
Q. But where shall I be safe at last
From hell and endless death?
A. Christ is a refuge from the blast
Of everlasting wrath.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. I." by Ralph Erskine
As soon as he saw this ladye fair.
And her yetts all lockit fast,
He fell into a rage of wrath,
And his heart was all aghast.
"Edom O' Gordon" by Andrew Lang
I brought a lovely daughter forth,
His father's child, in Aaron's bed;
He took her from me in his wrath,
"Where is my child?"--"Thy child is dead."
"The Hall Of Justice" by George Crabbe

In news:

New single "Wrath of God" is due out Wednesday.
How Connecticut Theaters Fared With Storm's Wrath.
Nets coach Avery Johnson, left, will need to produce soon or face the wrath of billionaire owner Mikhail Prokhorov .
Washington diver's giant octopus hunt ignites wrath of Puget Sound advocates.
R-C area spared Sandy's wrath.
Then she started developing plans to reopen Bradley Elementary, which was sitting in eight feet of water following Hurricane Katrina's devastating wrath.
While power outages in Maine were still well above the 15,000 mark Wednesday morning, the consensus is the state largely avoided Hurricane Sandy's wrath.
French e-commerce company Early Flicker has provoked the wrath of Anonymous.
Homs has borne the brunt of the Syrian military's wrath since violence broke out nearly two years ago.
Eli Manning â€" no stranger to major storms in New Orleans, where he grew up â€" came back to his New Jersey home just in time to witness Hurricane Sandy’s wrath.
Scotland face wrath of ruthless All Blacks.
'21 Jump Street,' 'Wrath of Titans' still lead DVD sales, rentals.
'Wrath of Titans,' '21 Jump Street' lead DVD sales and rentals.
Still, Zimmer has been close enough to the union to inspire the wrath of its critics, including the influential California Charter Schools Assn.
Judge's wrath: Prosecution scorched .
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In science:

Ignoring this and claiming unqualified discovery of the QGP with the incomplete evidence in hand would do irreparable damage to the field (not to speak of the wrath of the colleagues at RHIC!).
From SPS to RHIC: Maurice and the CERN heavy-ion programme
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