[ UK /ɹˈæθ/ ]
[ US /ˈɹæθ/ ]
NOUN
  1. belligerence aroused by a real or supposed wrong (personified as one of the deadly sins)
  2. intense anger (usually on an epic scale)
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How To Use wrath In A Sentence

  • So spake he, and Athene was mightily angered at heart, and chid Odysseus in wrathful words: ‘Odysseus, thou hast no more steadfast might nor any prowess, as when for nine whole years continually thou didst battle with the Trojans for high born Helen, of the white arms, and many men thou slewest in terrible warfare, and by thy device the wide-wayed city of Priam was taken. Book XXII
  • -- and he says this, too, with a kind of wrathful glee. The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 103, May, 1866
  • He was usually slow to anger but once his wrath was roused he made a dangerous enemy.
  • He was usually slow to anger but once his wrath was roused he made a dangerous enemy.
  • To finish the portrait, the bearing of the gracious Duncan was brief, bluff, and consequential, and the upward turn of his short copper-coloured nose indicated that he was somewhat addicted to wrath and usquebaugh. The Heart of Mid-Lothian
  • He was scared of incurring his father's wrath .
  • The colliquation of his spirits: My heart is like wax, melted to receive the impressions of God's wrath against the sins he undertook to satisfy for, melting away like the vitals of a dying man; and, as this satisfied for the hardness of our hearts, so the consideration of it should help to soften them. Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume III (Job to Song of Solomon)
  • Christ's spiritual body (Col 1: 24). they ... also -- as well as myself: both God's elect not yet converted and those already so. salvation ... glory -- not only salvation from wrath, but glory in reigning with Him eternally (2Ti 2: 12). Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible
  • My emotions manage to squeeze a few tears past the imposed strictures of my society, but most of my grief only pounds wrathfully against generations of parents telling sons that ‘big boys don't cry.’
  • He imagined his mother's wrathful face and the smirk in the eyes of the maid. A ROOMFUL OF BIRDS - SCOTTISH SHORT STORIES 1990
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