A woman showing anger.
- Anger is defined as a strong feeling of dislike or displeasure.
A man cursing and screaming at his brother is an example of someone displaying anger.
- The definition of anger is to make someone mad or aggravated.
An example of to anger is to continuously taunt someone until he/she becomes enraged.
- a feeling of displeasure resulting from injury, mistreatment, opposition, etc., and usually showing itself in a desire to fight back at the supposed cause of this feeling
- Obs. pain or trouble
Origin of angerMiddle English from Old Norse angr, distress from Indo-European base an unverified form angh-, constricted from source Classical Latin angustus, narrow, angustia, tightness, Classical Greek anchein, to squeeze, anchon?, a strangling, German angst, fear
Origin of angerME angren < ON angra, to distress
verban·gered, an·ger·ing, an·gers
Origin of angerMiddle English from Old Norse angr sorrow ; see angh- in Indo-European roots.
(countable and uncountable, plural angers)
(third-person singular simple present angers, present participle angering, simple past and past participle angered)
From Middle English anger (“grief, pain, trouble, affliction, vexation, sorrow, wrath”), from Old Norse angr, ǫngr (“affliction, sorrow”), from ang, ǫng (“troubled”), from Proto-Germanic *anguz, *angwuz (“narrow, strait”), from Proto-Indo-European *amǵʰ- (“narrow, tied together”). Cognate with Danish anger (“regret, remorse”), Swedish ånger (“regret”), Icelandic angur (“trouble”), Old English ange, enge (“narrow, close, straitened, constrained, confined, vexed, troubled, sorrowful, anxious, oppressive, severe, painful, cruel”), German Angst (“anxiety, anguish, fear”), Latin angō (“squeeze, choke, vex”), Albanian ang (“fear, anxiety, pain, nightmare”), Avestan angra (“destructive”), Ancient Greek ἄγχω (ankhō, “I squeeze, strangle”), Sanskrit अंहु (aṃhu, “anxiety, distress”). Also compare anguish, anxious, quinsy, and perhaps to awe and ugly. The word seems to have originally meant “to choke, squeeze”.