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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Anger  \An"ger\,  n.  [OE.  anger,  angre,  affliction,  anger,  fr 
  Icel.  angr  affliction,  sorrow;  akin  to  Dan.  anger  regret, 
  Swed.  [*a]nger  regret,  AS  ange  oppressed,  sad,  L.  angor  a 
  strangling,  anguish,  angere  to  strangle,  Gr  ?  to  strangle, 
  Skr.  amhas  pain,  and  to  anguish,  anxious,  quinsy,  and  perh. 
  awe,  ugly.  The  word  seems  to  have  orig.  meant  to  choke, 
  squeeze.  ?.] 
  1.  Trouble;  vexation;  also  physical  pain  or  smart  of  a  sore, 
  etc  [Obs.] 
 
  I  made  the  experiment,  setting  the  moxa  where  .  .  . 
  the  greatest  anger  and  soreness  still  continued. 
  --Temple. 
 
  2.  A  strong  passion  or  emotion  of  displeasure  or  antagonism, 
  excited  by  a  real  or  supposed  injury  or  insult  to  one's 
  self  or  others  or  by  the  intent  to  do  such  injury. 
 
  Anger  is  like  A  full  hot  horse,  who  being  allowed 
  his  way  Self-mettle  tires  him  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  Resentment;  wrath;  rage;  fury;  passion;  ire  gall; 
  choler;  indignation;  displeasure;  vexation;  grudge; 
  spleen. 
 
  Usage:  {Anger},  {Indignation},  {Resentment},  {Wrath},  {Ire}, 
  {Rage},  {Fury}.  Anger  is  a  feeling  of  keen  displeasure 
  (usually  with  a  desire  to  punish)  for  what  we  regard 
  as  wrong  toward  ourselves  or  others  It  may  be 
  excessive  or  misplaced,  but  is  not  necessarily 
  criminal.  Indignation  is  a  generous  outburst  of  anger 
  in  view  of  things  which  are  indigna,  or  unworthy  to  be 
  done  involving  what  is  mean  cruel,  flagitious,  etc., 
  in  character  or  conduct.  Resentment  is  often  a  moody 
  feeling,  leading  one  to  brood  over  his  supposed 
  personal  wrongs  with  a  deep  and  lasting  anger.  See 
  {Resentment}.  Wrath  and  ire  (the  last  poetical) 
  express  the  feelings  of  one  who  is  bitterly  provoked. 
  Rage  is  a  vehement  ebullition  of  anger;  and  fury  is  an 
  excess  of  rage,  amounting  almost  to  madness.  Warmth  of 
  constitution  often  gives  rise  to  anger;  a  high  sense 
  of  honor  creates  indignation  at  crime;  a  man  of  quick 
  sensibilities  is  apt  to  cherish  resentment;  the  wrath 
  and  ire  of  men  are  often  connected  with  a  haughty  and 
  vindictive  spirit;  rage  and  fury  are  distempers  of  the 
  soul  to  be  regarded  only  with  abhorrence. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Anger  \An"ger\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Angered};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Angering}.]  [Cf.  Icel.  angra.] 
  1.  To  make  painful;  to  cause  to  smart;  to  inflame.  [Obs.] 
 
  He  .  .  .  angereth  malign  ulcers.  --Bacon. 
 
  2.  To  excite  to  anger;  to  enrage;  to  provoke. 
 
  Taxes  and  impositions  .  .  .  which  rather  angered 
  than  grieved  the  people.  --Clarendon. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  anger 
  n  1:  a  strong  emotion;  a  feeling  that  is  oriented  toward  some 
  real  or  supposed  grievance  [syn:  {choler},  {ire}] 
  2:  the  state  of  being  angry  [syn:  {angriness}] 
  3:  belligerence  aroused  by  a  real  or  supposed  wrong 
  (personified  as  one  of  the  deadly  sins)  [syn:  {wrath},  {ire}, 
  {ira}] 
  v  1:  make  angry;  "The  news  angered  him" 
  2:  become  angry;  "He  angers  easily"  [syn:  {see  red}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Anger 
  the  emotion  of  instant  displeasure  on  account  of  something  evil 
  that  presents  itself  to  our  view.  In  itself  it  is  an  original 
  susceptibility  of  our  nature,  just  as  love  is  and  is  not 
  necessarily  sinful.  It  may  however,  become  sinful  when 
  causeless,  or  excessive,  or  protracted  (Matt.  5:22;  Eph.  4:26; 
  Col.  3:8).  As  ascribed  to  God,  it  merely  denotes  his  displeasure 
  with  sin  and  with  sinners  (Ps.  7:11). 
 




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