Definition of anger noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈæŋɡə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈæŋɡər//
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 [uncountable] the strong feeling that you have when something has happened that you think is bad and unfair Jan slammed her fist on the desk in anger. Many people never really express any anger. the growing anger and frustration of young unemployed people anger at somebody/something He was filled with anger at the way he had been treated. See related entries: Anger Word OriginMiddle English: from Old Norse angr ‘grief’, angra ‘vex’. The original use was in the Old Norse senses; current senses date from late Middle English.Extra examples Children express their anger in various ways. Children give vent to their anger in various ways. Hank stood up, his anger rising. He had walked out in a moment of anger. He raised his voice in anger. He slammed the door in a fit of anger. He tried to channel his anger into political activism. Her anger subsided as quickly as it had flared up. His eyes were filled with anger. His face was flushed with anger. His joy soon turned to anger when he heard the full story. His words fuelled her anger. His words only served to fuel her anger. I felt a sudden anger at his suggestion. It is not healthy to suppress your anger. Much of the public’s anger was directed at the government. She felt a brief flash of anger. She was trembling with anger. The anger drained from his face. There is much anger over plans to close the hospital. You could probably benefit from anger management classes. her anger towards her parents her feelings of anger against the murderer mounting anger among teachers and parents I am acutely aware of the growing anger and frustration of young unemployed people. Jan slammed the door in anger.
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