If you’re mad about something and you’re not going to take it anymore, you’re feeling anger, a strong emotion you experience when you think someone has done you wrong. If you want to scream and kick, you’re feeling anger.

Anger is a powerful emotion that people feel from time to time when someone or something frustrates or annoys them. One of the roots of anger is the Greek word ankhone for "a strangling," which is a perfect description of the way anger actually feels. Indeed, anger can make you feel like strangling someone. Don’t do it! If you’re feeling a lot of anger, it’s good to take a nice, deep breath.

Definitions of anger

n the state of being angry

a state of extreme anger
Type of:
emotional arousal
the arousal of strong emotions and emotional behavior

n a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance

choler, ire
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fury, madness, rage
a feeling of intense anger
enragement, infuriation
a feeling of intense anger
offence, offense, umbrage
a feeling of anger caused by being offended
indignation, outrage
a feeling of righteous anger
a passing state of anger and resentment
dander, hackles
a feeling of anger and animosity
bad temper, ill temper
a persisting angry mood
annoyance, chafe, vexation
anger produced by some annoying irritation
dudgeon, high dudgeon
a feeling of intense indignation (now used only in the phrase `in high dudgeon')
intense anger (usually on an epic scale)
a state of fury so great the face becomes discolored
irritation, pique, temper
a sudden outburst of anger
a feeling of annoyance at being hindered or criticized
aggravation, exasperation
an exasperated feeling of annoyance
harassment, torment
a feeling of intense annoyance caused by being tormented
the feeling of being displeased or annoyed or dissatisfied with someone or something
irascibility, quick temper, short temper, spleen
a feeling of resentful anger
conniption, fit, scene, tantrum
a display of bad temper
Type of:
any strong feeling

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

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

v make angry

“The news angered him”
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cause to become violent or angry
cause to be annoyed
gall, irk
irritate or vex
exasperate, incense, infuriate
make furious
make mad
offend, pique
cause to feel resentment or indignation
put into a rage; make violently angry
aggravate, exacerbate, exasperate
exasperate or irritate
Type of:
arouse, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, kindle, provoke, raise
call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

v become angry

“He angers easily”
see red
anger or take offense
get very angry
raise the roof
get very angry
Type of:
experience, feel
undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind

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