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Anger appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • Eva, can ire gnaw a rotten net to raw anger in a cave?
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The word anger is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun anger

What does anger mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: angers

  1. a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance
  2. the state of being angry
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonym of anger: angriness
    • more generic term: emotional arousal = the arousal of strong emotions and emotional behavior
    • more specific word: rage = a state of extreme anger
  3. belligerence aroused by a real or supposed wrong (personified as one of the deadly sins)
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of anger: ira / ire / wrath
    • more generic terms: deadly sin / mortal sin = an unpardonable sin entailing a total loss of grace

Alternative definition of the noun anger


  1. A strong feeling of displeasure, hostility or antagonism towards someone or something, usually combined with an urge to harm.
    • [obsolete] Pain or stinging.

    Definition of the verb anger

    What does anger mean as a doing word?

    verb - inflections: angered | angering | angers

    1. make angry
    2. become angry

    Alternative definition of the verb anger


    1. [transitive] To cause such a feeling of antagonism.
    2. [intransitive] To become angry.
      • synonym: get angry (see [en-term, angry] for more)


    1. "Anger" a.k.a. "Repentance" is a Georgian film directed by Tengiz Abuladze. The movie was made in 1984, but its release was banned in the Soviet Union for its semi-allegorical critique of Stalinism. It premiered at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival, winning the FIPRESCI Prize, Grand Prize of the Jury, and the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury.
    2. "Anger" is an award-nominated film, directed by Marcin Ziebinski.
    3. "Anger" a.k.a. "La Rabia" is a 2008 drama film written and directed by Albertina Carri.
    4. "Anger" is a short film, directed by Maxi Cohen.


    "Anger" is a book by May Sarton.

    • also known as "Anger: a novel"


    Anger is a fictional character from the 1940 film SF - Paraati.


    1. "Anger" is an 1994 album by Asala.
      • also known as Ighdab
      • released in (21 years ago)
    2. "Anger" a.k.a. "放縱" is a musical album of Sandy Lam.
      • released in (29 years ago)
    3. "Anger" is a 1979 single released by singer Marvin Gaye recorded in 1978 for the album, Here, My Dear. The song was issued in 1979 as a single in Canada but failed to chart there. The song discussed mental anguish and pain over bitterness and talks specifically of angry confrontation, in Marvin's case, not only with his wife but with various other friends and family members. Marvin then tells his audience that someday soon he'll try to live his life Christian-like with the lyric Someday soon I'll hope and pray like Jesus/I'll reach that wiser age/hope I will learn I never profit from things I do in rage. The singer then states that when anger reaches its boiling point and then climaxes, he realizes that he's lost in love. Though it doesn't reference his marriage to Anna Gaye, who is the antagonist throughout the majority of this album, the couple in the song dealt with similar issues as faced in his real-life marriage.
    4. "Anger" is a musical single of Downset.
      • released in (22 years ago)
    5. "Anger" is a composition.
    6. "Anger" is a musical album of Dangers.
      • released on (9 years ago)
    7. "Anger" is a musical album of Undernation.
      • released in (24 years ago)


    Anger is a musical group.

    • albums: "Anger", "Y2K", "No Compromise", "The Bliss"


    1. Anger is a municipality in the district of Berchtesgadener Land in Bavaria in Germany.
    2. The Anger is a 27.9 km river in northeastern France which traverses Vosges in Lorraine, and Haute-Marne in Champagne-Ardenne. It rises in Dombrot-le-Sec and flows generally northwest to join the Mouzon at Circourt-sur-Mouzon.

    There are other places with in their name, like Baierdorf bei Anger and Feistritz bei Anger.


    Anger is an emotional response related to one's psychosociological interpretation of having been threatened. Often it indicates when one's basic boundaries are violated. Some have a learned tendency to react to anger through retaliation. Anger may be utilized effectively when utilized to set boundaries or escape from dangerous situations. Sheila Videbeck describes anger as a normal emotion that involves a strong uncomfortable and emotional response to a perceived provocation. Raymond Novaco of UC Irvine, who since 1975 has published a plethora of literature on the subject, stratified anger into three modalities: cognitive, somatic-affective, and behavioral. William DeFoore, an anger-management writer, described anger as a pressure cooker: we can only apply pressure against our anger for a certain amount of time until it explodes.

    • also known as Giận dữ, โกรธ, อารมณ์โกรธ, 憤怒

    Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Anger

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    Google previewConfronting the Disclosure's of the Soul (2007)

    by Robert Hanson

    Anger is the most volatile expression of our emotions displayed in the physical realm.

    Google previewHealing Grief, Finding Peace (2011)

    101 Ways to Cope with the Death of Your Loved One by Louis LaGrand

    Anger is a common part of grief for many people.

    As a saying often attributed to Mark Twain has it: “Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it stands than to anything...

    Google previewSumma Theologica Part II ("Secunda Secundae") (Extended Annotated Edition) (2012)

    by St. Thomas Aquinas

    First, on the part of the appetible object, as when one desires unjust revenge; and thus anger is a mortal sin in the point of its genus, because it is contrary to charity and justice. Nevertheless such like anger may happen to be a venial sin by ...

    Google previewSmile Your Way to Bliss (2014)

    by Qamruddin

    Buddha “Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.

    Anger is a completely normal, natural and a healthy human emotion, and it is very useful, if properly channelized.

    Google previewHow to Solve Our Human Problems (2007)

    The Four Noble Truths by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

    Anger is the friend of no one.

    Google previewThrough Spiritual Trials (2014)

    by Francis Wagner

    Incidental anger is the spontaneous response to a threat. Road rage...

    Chronic anger is the underlying disposition of someone with unresolved psychological issues.

    Google previewDo You Know Why the Black Man Is So Angry? (2014)

    by Dr. Jeffery L. Walker

    Black anger is the number one reason for Domestic Violence against black women.

    Although, anger is a universal emotion that affects all men from all walks of life and the four corners of the earth.

    Google previewAvailable Means (2001)

    An Anthology Of Women'S Rhetoric(s) by Joy Ritchie, Kate Ronald

    MIDDLE SIXTEENTH CENTURY Jane Anger is the first woman to publish a full- length defense in English. Consequently...

    Iane Anger is a real woman whose work goes beyond the conventional boundaries of the querelle desfemmes genre .

    Google previewThe Moral Fool (2009)

    A Case for Amorality by Hans-Georg Moeller

    Anger is the result of (moral) injustice. As long as there has been...

    Google previewCrisis and the Classroom (2003)

    A Practical Guide for Teachers by Deborah J. Hill

    Healthy Anger as Instinct Instinctually anger is an emotion programmed within us to respond aggressively to attacks.

    Google previewUnderstanding Emotional Problems (2012)

    The REBT Perspective by Windy Dryden

    Unhealthy anger is a particularly destructive emotion. It normally has bad psychological and...

    Anger is an easily misunderstood emotion unless we distinguish between unhealthy and healthy anger. By unhealthy anger (towards another in ...

    Google previewSoul Care (2001)

    Caregiving in the Church by Herbert Kopp

    Anger is a natural human emotion. Anger is what we experience when something we perceive as unjust or hurtful has come to us. Anger, properly managed and directed toward the right sources, can be a healthy emotional release. On the ...

    Google previewAbuse: An Encyclopedia of Causes, Consequences, and Treatments (2015)

    by Rosemarie Skaine

    Sociocultural causes play a role, anger is often regarded as negative and not to be expressed; thus, people fail to learn how to handle or channel it. Family background is also is a factor. People who are easily angered come from families that ...

    Google previewDictionary of Forensic Psychology (2013)

    by Graham Towl, David P. Farrington, David Crighton, Gareth Hughes

    Novaco Related entries Anger and aggression assessment; Family violence; Violence risk assessment. Key texts and sources Averill, J.R. (1982) Anger and Aggression: An Essay on Emotion. New York, NY: Springer-Verlag.

    Google previewFlip Dictionary (2002)

    by Barbara Kipfer

    divine, heavenly, holy, innocent, pure, saintly, seraphic, sweet angels: cherubim anger: acrimony, aggravate, annoy, antagonize, bile, bridle, burning, cho- ler, cross, dander, displeasure, enrage, exasperate, fury, gall, goad, incense , inflame, ...

    Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Men's Health (2005)

    by Glenn S. Rothfeld, Deborah S. Romaine

    anger 19 *Levels are different for women blood cells. Anemia that results from a disease process may or may not respond to these treatment efforts; treatment might require addressing the underlying condition. Sickle-Cell Anemia Sickle-cell ...

    Google previewEncyclopedia of Women and Gender

    SOCIAL RULES GOVERNING ANGER EXPRESSION Within cultures, social rules dictate who gets to be overtly angry, in what situations, and at whom. These rules allow those with more social power and dominance to more openly display ...

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    Quotes about Anger

    Anger is evil,
    Anger is bad,
    Anger is when I'm mad.
    Anger makes me scream and shout.
    Anger makes me lose control.
    Anger turns people against me.
    Anger Makes me suffer...
    Again Anger is Evil! (Joseph Fuller)
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    Scrabble value of A1N1G2E1R1

    The value of this 5-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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