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Meaning of WRATH

Pronunciation:  rath

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  belligerence aroused by a real or supposed wrong (personified as one of the deadly sins)
  2. [n]  intense anger (usually on an epic scale)

WRATH is a 5 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: anger, ira, ire
 See Also: deadly sin, fury, madness, mortal sin, rage



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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}.
  2. \Wrath\, a.
    See {Wroth}. [Obs.]
  3. \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