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


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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