Wrath is great anger that expresses itself in a desire to punish someone: Noah saw the flood as a sign of the wrath of God.

Wrath is also used figuratively of things that behave in a violent way: Earthquakes are the wrath of the sea. This noun and the corresponding adjective wrathful are in literary use but are formal or old-fashioned words, that crop up in fantasy fiction or movies set in prehistoric times.

Definitions of wrath

n intense anger (usually on an epic scale)

Type of:
fury, madness, rage
a feeling of intense anger

n belligerence aroused by a real or supposed wrong (personified as one of the deadly sins)

anger, ira, ire
Type of:
deadly sin, mortal sin
an unpardonable sin entailing a total loss of grace