• (RP) IPA: /ɹɒθ/, /ɹɔːθ/
  • (GA) IPA: /ɹæθ/
  • (New Zealand) IPA: /ɹæθ/, /ɹɔθ/

wrath (uncountable)

  1. (formal or old-fashioned) Great anger.
    Synonyms: fury, ire
    Homer relates an episode in the Trojan War that reveals the tragic consequences of the wrath of Achilles.
    • 1700, [John] Dryden, “Palamon and Arcite: Or, The Knight’s Tale. In Three Books.”, in Fables Ancient and Modern; […], London: Printed for Jacob Tonson, […], OCLC 228732415 ↗, book I, page 17 ↗:
      For when he knew his Rival freed and gone, / He ſwells with Wrath; he makes outrageous Moan: / He frets, he fumes, he ſtares, he ſtamps the Ground; / The hollow Tow'r with Clamours rings around: {{...}
  2. (rare) Punishment.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Romans 13:4 ↗:
      A revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
Translations Translations Adjective


  1. (rare) Wrathful; very angry.

wrath (wraths, present participle wrathing; past and past participle wrathed)

  1. (obsolete) To anger; to enrage.

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