Wrath, a. See Wroth.
Wrath, v. t. To anger; to enrage; --
also used impersonally. [Obs.] "I will not wrathen him."
If him wratheth, be ywar and his way
shun. Piers Plowman.
Wrath (?; 277), n. [OE. wrathe,
wraþþe, wrethe, wræððe, AS.
wrǣððo, fr. wrāð wroth; akin to
Icel. reiði wrath. See Wroth, a.]
1. Violent anger; vehement exasperation;
indignation; rage; fury; ire.
Wrath is a fire, and jealousy a weed.
When the wrath of king Ahasuerus was
appeased. Esther ii. 1.
Now smoking and frothing Southey.
Its tumult and wrath in.
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.
Syn. -- Anger; fury; rage; ire; vengeance; indignation;
resentment; passion. See Anger.