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English

Etymology

From Old Norse angr (affliction, sorrow), from ang (troubled). Cognates include Danish and Swedish anger (regret), Old English ange (oppressed, sad), Latin angō (squeeze, choke, vex), Ancient Greek ἄγχω (ankhō), I squeeze, strangle), Sanskrit अंहु (aṃhu), anxiety, distres). Also compare anguish, anxious, quinsy, and perhaps to awe and ugly. The word seems to have originally meant “to choke, squeeze”.[1]

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
anger

Plural
-

anger (-)
  1. A strong feeling of displeasure, hostility or antagonism towards someone or something, usually combined with an urge to harm.
    You need to control your anger.
  2. (obsolete) Pain or stinging.
    • 1660, Simon Patrick, Mensa mystica, published 1717, page 322,  
      It heals the Wounds that Sin hath made; and takes away the Anger of the Sore; []

Synonyms

  • (strong feeling of antagonism):
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Verb

Infinitive
to anger

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to anger (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To cause such a feeling of antagonism.
    Don't anger me.
  2. (intransitive) To become angry.
    You anger too easily.

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Translations

References

  • "anger" at The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.
  • Notes:
  1. ^ anger” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

Norwegian

Etymology

From Old Norse angr

Noun

anger m. (definite singular angeren; indefinite plural angerer; definite plural angerene)

  1. remorse

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Swedish

Verb

anger

  1. present tense of ange

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