(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. & v. See resentment.Ant., good nature, jollity.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. wrath, rage, fury, passion, choler, temper, bad or ill temper, ire, indignation, acrimony, animosity, hostility, hatred, resentment, outrage, vengeful passion, revengeful passion, hot temper, irascibility, displeasure, irritation, impatience, vexation, annoyance, antagonism, hot blood, violence, agitation, excitement, frenzy, umbrage, disapprobation, tantrum, temper tantrum, petulance, dudgeon, high dudgeon, fretfulness, rankling, peevishness, exasperation, spleen, huff, gall, pique, black mood, aggravation*, fit*, conniption fit*, conniption*, slow burn*, bile*, dander*, snit*, distemper*; see also rage 2 .
Ant. patience*, mildness, calm.
1. [To arouse (someone) to anger]
Syn. infuriate, madden, enrage, arouse, annoy, get on one's nerves, irritate, agitate, affront, bait, cross, put out of humor, incense, fret, rankle, put into a temper, drive into a rage, vex, gall, goad, chafe, nettle, excite, work up, arouse resentment, provoke ire, arouse ire, ruffle, exasperate, embitter, goad into a frenzy, craze, provoke, make angry, stir up, outrage, offend, inflame, pique, rile, enkindle, exacerbate, burn up*, make all hot and bothered*, get one's back up*, get one's goat*, get in one's hair*, make the fur fly*, get one's dander up*, put one's dander up*, make bad blood*, make one's blood boil*, stir up a hornet's nest*, make sore*, make one blow one's top*, make one blow one's stack*, steam up*, miff*, tick off*, tee off*.
Ant. calm*, soothe, placate.
2. [To become angry]
Syn. lose one's temper, forget oneself, get mad; see fume , rage 1 .
Syn.- anger is broadly applicable to feelings of resentful or revengeful displeasure; indignation implies righteous anger aroused by what seems unjust, mean, or insulting; rage suggests a violent outburst of anger in which self-control is lost; fury implies a frenzied rage that borders on madness; ire , chiefly a literary word, suggests a show of Great anger in acts, words, looks, etc.; wrath implies deep indignation expressing itself in a deSire to punish or get revenge
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
rage, fury, irritation, annoyance, outrage, indignation, ire, wrath, resentment, temper, venom, *dander, huff, petulance, vexation, passion, animosity, rankling, spitting rage, murderous rage, *slow burn, pique, snarling rage, bitterness, gall, spleen, virulence, ill feelings, infuriation, *piss and vinegar, *burning, *stew, *conniption fit, soreness, umbrage. ''[Anger]
boils at different degrees.''—Ralph Waldo Emerson. ''Momentary insanity.''—Horace. ''A wind which blows out the lamp of the mind.''— Robert Ingersoll.
ANT.: glee, calm, affection, goodwill. see angry
enrage, infuriate, irritate, annoy, outrage, incense, *get one's dander up, rankle, *rattle one's cage, *yank one's chain, embitter, chafe, *burn one up, rile, bristle, antagonize, *raise one's hackles, blow up, *stir up, gall, *piss off, *bend out of shape, *get a rise out of, madden, *make blood boil, inflame, *make one hot under the collar, *miff, *steam, *tee off, *tick off, displease, irk, *get on one's nerves, nettle, provoke.
ANT.: please, tickle, pacify, placate
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun A strong feeling of displeasure or hostility: choler, indignation, irateness, ire. See FEELINGS. II verb 1. To cause to feel or show anger: burn (up), enrage, incense1, infuriate, madden, provoke. Idioms: make one hot under the collar, make one's blood boil, put one's back up. See FEELINGS. 2. To be or become angry: blow up, boil over, bristle, burn, explode, flare up, foam, fume, rage, seethe. Informal: steam. Idioms: blow a fuse, blow a gasket, blow one's stack (or top), breathe fire, fly off the handle, get hot under the collar, hit the ceiling (or roof), lose one's temper, see red. See FEELINGS.

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