Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old Norse
Origin: angr 'great sorrow'


1 noun
an‧ger1 W3 [uncountable]
1 a strong feeling of wanting to hurt or criticize someone because they have done something bad to you or been unkind to you:
Paul's face was filled with anger.
in anger
'It's a lie!' he shouted in anger.
anger at
She struggled to control her anger at her son's disobedience.
There is growing anger among the people against the government.

do/use something in anger

to do or use something for the first time, or in a real situation:
He joined the club last month, but has yet to kick a ball in anger.

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