Adjective "anger" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A strong feeling of annoyance, displeasure, or hostility.
  1. 'Before the meeting a number of campaigners staged a protest to show their anger.'
  2. 'Official politics is in flux and there is a widespread mood of resentment and anger.'
  3. 'Nothing inspires an artist more than the righteous anger of an observed injustice.'
  4. 'For some reason the sergeant major had decided to choose me to vent his anger on.'
  5. 'He prompted anger by appearing to suggest some of the audience had been drinking.'
  6. 'Moss Street residents reacted with anger to news that their homes were expendable.'
  7. 'It's been a very odd week so far, a proper rollercoaster of anger, joy and passion.'
  8. 'Shaking our fists both in anger at the gods and to keep warm, we trudge off in the general direction of the car.'
  9. 'The level of anger at the plans within Scottish Opera was last night made clear by a senior source.'
  10. 'I share the rising public anger at a government that sneers at integrity and trust.'


Fill (someone) with anger; provoke anger in.
  1. with object and clause 'he was angered that he had not been told'
  2. 'The BBC reported this story this morning and it is not often I am so angered by anything so early in the day.'
  3. 'The decision angered witnesses who say they wanted the chance to give evidence.'
  4. 'The bid had angered local residents who feared streets would be clogged up by hundreds of cars using the new estate.'
  5. 'Local residents and visitors are rightly angered and frustrated by the limited action being taken.'
  6. 'The shift by Mr Gilchrist has angered some union leaders in Greater Manchester.'
  7. 'His relationship with the Labour party was an uneasy one, with the political party wary of angering the man who owned newspapers sympathetic to Labour principles.'
  8. 'Yes, he has angered many colleagues by his high-handed behaviour during the past six years.'
  9. 'People driving along with phones stuck to their ears have long angered me.'
  10. 'That angered me, I found that totally arrogant and I didn't wish to see him again.'
  11. 'What is out-dated is the belief that it is possible to conduct politics by ignoring your allies and angering your enemies.'

More definitions

1. a strong feeling of displeasure and belligerence aroused by a wrong; wrath; ire.

2. Chiefly British Dialect. pain or smart, as of a sore.

3. Obsolete. grief; trouble. verb (used with object)

4. to arouse anger or wrath in.

5. Chiefly British Dialect. to cause to smart; inflame. verb (used without object)

6. to become angry: He angers with little provocation.

More examples(as adjective)

"politicians can be anger by penalties."

"politicians can be anger."


Middle English: from Old Norse angr ‘grief’, angra ‘vex’. The original use was in the Old Norse senses; current senses date from late Middle English.