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definition of the word anger

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From Old Norse angr (affliction, sorrow), from ang (troubled). Cognates include Danish and Swedish ånger (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]

Singular
anger

Plural
uncountable

anger (uncountable)

  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; []


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