If you’re wrathful, you’re absolutely furious, brimming with anger. Enraged gods of many different religions are often described as wrathful.

The wrathful kind of anger is so hardcore that it is often reserved for deities and royalty — a wrathful god might cause a flood, and a wrathful queen might scream, “Off with her head!” You can also use this adjective figuratively for something wild and stormy, like the wrathful lashing of rain on the deck of your sailboat. The Old English root of wrathful means “twisted or tormented.”

Definitions of wrathful
  1. adjective

    vehemently incensed and condemnatory

    “they trembled before the
    wrathful queen”
    wroth, wrothful


    feeling or showing anger

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