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
  1. noun
    intense anger (usually on an epic scale)
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    type of:
    fury, madness, rage
    a feeling of intense anger
  2. noun
    belligerence aroused by a real or supposed wrong (personified as one of the deadly sins)
    synonyms: anger, ira, ire
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    type of:
    deadly sin, mortal sin
    an unpardonable sin entailing a total loss of grace
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