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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Wrath  \Wrath\  (?;  277),  n.  [OE.  wrathe,  wra[thorn][thorn]e, 
  wrethe,  wr[ae][eth][eth]e,  AS  wr[=ae][eth][eth]o,  fr 
  wr[=a][eth]  wroth;  akin  to  Icel.  rei[eth]i  wrath.  See 
  {Wroth},  a.] 
  1.  Violent  anger;  vehement  exasperation;  indignation;  rage; 
  fury;  ire. 
  Wrath  is  a  fire,  and  jealousy  a  weed.  --Spenser. 
  When  the  wrath  of  king  Ahasuerus  was  appeased. 
  --Esther  ii 
  Now  smoking  and  frothing  Its  tumult  and  wrath  in 
  2.  The  effects  of  anger  or  indignation;  the  just  punishment 
  of  an  offense  or  a  crime.  ``A  revenger  to  execute  wrath 
  upon  him  that  doeth  evil.''  --Rom.  xiii.  4. 
  Syn:  Anger;  fury;  rage;  ire;  vengeance;  indignation; 
  resentment;  passion.  See  {Anger}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Wrath  \Wrath\,  a. 
  See  {Wroth}.  [Obs.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Wrath  \Wrath\,  v.  t. 
  To  anger;  to  enrage;  --  also  used  impersonally.  [Obs.]  ``I 
  will  not  wrathen  him.''  --Chaucer. 
  If  him  wratheth  be  ywar  and  his  way  shun.  --Piers 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  intense  anger  (usually  on  an  epic  scale) 
  2:  belligerence  aroused  by  a  real  or  supposed  wrong 
  (personified  as  one  of  the  deadly  sins)  [syn:  {anger},  {ire}, 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  WRATH,  n.  Anger  of  a  superior  quality  and  degree,  appropriate  to 
  exalted  characters  and  momentous  occasions;  as  "the  wrath  of  God," 
  "the  day  of  wrath,"  etc  Amongst  the  ancients  the  wrath  of  kings  was 
  deemed  sacred,  for  it  could  usually  command  the  agency  of  some  god  for 
  its  fit  manifestation,  as  could  also  that  of  a  priest.  The  Greeks 
  before  Troy  were  so  harried  by  Apollo  that  they  jumped  out  of  the 
  frying-pan  of  the  wrath  of  Cryses  into  the  fire  of  the  wrath  of 
  Achilles,  though  Agamemnon,  the  sole  offender,  was  neither  fried  nor 
  roasted.  A  similar  noted  immunity  was  that  of  David  when  he  incurred 
  the  wrath  of  Yahveh  by  numbering  his  people,  seventy  thousand  of  whom 
  paid  the  penalty  with  their  lives.  God  is  now  Love,  and  a  director  of 
  the  census  performs  his  work  without  apprehension  of  disaster. 
  X  in  our  alphabet  being  a  needless  letter  has  an  added  invincibility 
  to  the  attacks  of  the  spelling  reformers,  and  like  them  will 
  doubtless  last  as  long  as  the  language.  X  is  the  sacred  symbol  of  ten 
  dollars,  and  in  such  words  as  Xmas,  Xn  etc.,  stands  for  Christ,  not 
  as  is  popular  supposed,  because  it  represents  a  cross,  but  because  the 
  corresponding  letter  in  the  Greek  alphabet  is  the  initial  of  his  name 
  --  _Xristos_.  If  it  represented  a  cross  it  would  stand  for  St 
  Andrew,  who  testified"  upon  one  of  that  shape.  In  the  algebra  of 
  psychology  x  stands  for  Woman's  mind.  Words  beginning  with  X  are 
  Grecian  and  will  not  be  defined  in  this  standard  English  dictionary 

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