wrath

Wrath \Wrath\ (?; 277), n. [OE. wrathe, wra[thorn][thorn]e, wrethe, wr[ae][eth][eth]e, AS. wr[=ae][eth][eth]o, fr. wr[=a][eth] wroth; akin to Icel. rei[eth]i wrath. See {Wroth}, a.] [1913 Webster] 1. Violent anger; vehement exasperation; indignation; rage; fury; ire. [1913 Webster] Wrath is a fire, and jealousy a weed. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] When the wrath of king Ahasuerus was appeased. --Esther ii. 1. [1913 Webster] Now smoking and frothing Its tumult and wrath in. --Southey. [1913 Webster] 2. The effects of anger or indignation; the just punishment of an offense or a crime. ``A revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.'' --Rom. xiii. 4. [1913 Webster] Syn: Anger; fury; rage; ire; vengeance; indignation; resentment; passion. See {Anger}. [1913 Webster]