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
  1. noun
    the state of being angry
    synonyms: angriness
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    apoplexy, rage
    a state of extreme anger
    type of:
    emotional arousal
    the arousal of strong emotions and emotional behavior
  2. noun
    anger; irritability
    synonyms: bile, 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 (usually used 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
  3. noun
    belligerence aroused by a real or supposed wrong (personified as one of the deadly sins)
    synonyms: ira, ire, wrath
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    deadly sin, mortal sin
    an unpardonable sin entailing a total loss of grace
  4. verb
    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, pique, provoke, raise
    call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
  5. verb
    become angry
    “He angers easily”
    synonyms: see red
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    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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