Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Wrathful; angry.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Full of anger; wrathful.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Full of wrath; angry; incensed; much exasperated; wrathful.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Excited by wrath; wrathful; indignant; angry: rarely used attributively.
  • To become angry; be wrathful; rage.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. vehemently incensed and condemnatory

Etymologies

Middle English, from Old English wrāth; see wer-2 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English wroth, wrooth, from Old English wrāþ, from Proto-Germanic *wraiþaz (“cruel”), from Proto-Indo-European *wreit- (“to turn”). Akin to Old Frisian wrēþ ("evil"), Old Saxon wrēd ("evil") (Dutch wreed "cruel"), Old High German reid ("cruel"), Old Norse reiðr "angry" (Danish vred, Swedish vred). Cognate with Albanian ngridhem ("to get angry, exited, be in heat"). (Wiktionary)

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  • I should never have spoken of this if I had been 'wroth' with him -- in that way. "

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  • And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.

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  • And the Lord said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen?

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  • I asked Charles, just before he fell asleep, why he was not wroth with them.

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  • She had also the pleasure of being turned away from that door, and of going back up the hill, wroth at heart for the indignity which had been put upon her.

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  • So were all his people merry souls, save in anger, when, on occasion, they could be guilty even of throwing dead pigs at those who made them wroth.

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