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

    see moresee less



    a state of extreme anger
    type of:

    emotional arousal

    the arousal of strong emotions and emotional behavior

  2. noun

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

    choler, ire
    see moresee less


    show 18 types…
    hide 18 types…
    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)

    ira, ire, wrath
    see moresee less

    type of:

    deadly sin, mortal sin

    an unpardonable sin entailing a total loss of grace

  4. verb

    make angry

    “The news
    angered him”
    see moresee less


    show 8 types…
    hide 8 types…

    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

    angers easily”
    see red
    see moresee less



    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

Word Family