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anger

noun [U] uk   /ˈæŋ.ɡər/  us   /-ɡɚ/
B2 a strong feeling that makes you want to hurt someone or be unpleasant because of something unfair or unkind that has happened: I think he feels a lot of anger towards his father, who treated him very badly as a child. There is a danger that anger at the new law may turn into anti-government feeling. The people showed no surprise or anger at their treatment. He found it hard to contain (= control) his anger.
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verb [T] uk   /ˈæŋ.ɡər/  us   /-ɡɚ/
to make someone angry: The remark angered him. It always angers me to see so much waste.
Translations of “anger”
in Arabic غَضَب…
in Korean 화, 분노…
in Malaysian marah…
in French colère…
in Turkish öfke, kızgınlık, hiddet…
in Italian rabbia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 怒,憤怒, 怒火…
in Russian гнев…
in Polish gniew, złość…
in Vietnamese sự tức giận…
in Spanish cólera, furia…
in Portuguese raiva, braveza…
in Thai ความโกรธ…
in German der Zorn…
in Catalan ràbia, còlera…
in Japanese 怒り, 憤り…
in Indonesian kemarahan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 怒,愤怒, 怒火…
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