AskDefine | Define ire

Dictionary Definition

ire

Noun

1 a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance [syn: anger, choler]
2 belligerence aroused by a real or supposed wrong (personified as one of the deadly sins) [syn: wrath, anger, ira]

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English

Etymology

From , from , from ira.

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. In the context of "literary|poetic": Great anger; wrath; keen resentment.

Synonyms

Translations

great anger
  • Dutch: toorn, woede
  • Finnish: viha
  • Italian: ira
  • Spanish: ira

Verb

  1. To anger; to fret; to irritate.

Translations

anger, fret
  • Dutch: woeden, laaien

References

Century 1911}}

Italian

Noun

ire

Extensive Definition

ire has several uses:

See also

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

a transient madness, anger, angriness, enrage, enragement, fury, grapes of wrath, heat, incense, indignation, infuriate, infuriation, irateness, mad, madden, rage, saeva indignatio, soreness, steam up, umbrage, vials of wrath, wrath, wrathfulness
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