Wrath, a. See Wroth. [Obs.]

Wrath, v. t. To anger; to enrage; -- also used impersonally. [Obs.] "I will not wrathen him." Chaucer.

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
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.