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



BrE BrE//rɒθ//
; NAmE NAmE//ræθ//
[uncountable] (old-fashioned or formal)
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extreme anger the wrath of God Word OriginOld English wrǣththu, from wrāth, of Germanic origin.Extra examples He fled the country to escape the king’s wrath. He incurred Helen’s wrath by arriving late. He vented his wrath on his colleagues. If the President fails, he will face the wrath of the voters. She feared her father’s wrath. They left gifts for the gods to appease their wrath. They saw the floods as a sign of divine wrath. This is the second hotel to feel the wrath of the bombers. This remark brought the judge’s full wrath down on Sergeant Golding. What had she done to provoke his wrath? his wrath at the insult the government’s wrath over the incident None of us has been brave enough to incur the wrath of the authorities.
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