anger Definition

a strong feeling of annoyance, displeasure, or hostility.

Using anger: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "anger" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    His constant lateness filled her with anger.

  • Example

    The news of the scandal sparked public anger.

  • Example

    She couldn't hide her anger at the unfair treatment.

anger Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for anger

Antonyms for anger

Phrases with anger

  • lose one's temper

    to become very angry and lose control of one's emotions


    He lost his temper when he saw the mess in the kitchen.

  • to suddenly become extremely angry


    She flew into a rage when she found out he had lied to her.

  • to become very angry


    I saw red when I heard what he had done.

Origins of anger

from Old Norse 'angr'


Summary: anger in Brief

'Anger' [ˈæŋɡər] is a strong feeling of annoyance, displeasure, or hostility. It can be triggered by various situations, such as unfair treatment or constant lateness. Phrases like 'lose one's temper,' 'fly into a rage,' and 'see red' describe different ways of expressing anger. 'Anger' has formal synonyms like 'ire' and 'outrage,' and informal ones like 'mad' and 'pissed off.'

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