Definition of “anger” - English Dictionary

“anger” in British English

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angernoun [ U ]

uk /ˈæŋ.ɡər/ us /ˈæŋ.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.

More examples

  • Her cheeks were aflame with anger.
  • We are demonstrating to show our anger and disgust at the treatment of refugees.
  • His apology took the edge off her anger.
  • The new tax caused a huge amount of public anger.
  • Her comments provoked an outburst of anger from the boss.

angerverb [ T ]

uk /ˈæŋ.ɡər/ us /ˈæŋ.ɡɚ/

(Definition of “anger” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“anger” in American English

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angernoun [ U ]

us /ˈæŋ·ɡər/

the feeling people get when something unfair, painful, or bad happens:

You need to control your anger.
He yelled at them in anger.
verb [ T ] us /ˈæŋ·ɡər/

His constant complaining only angered her.

(Definition of “anger” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)