A´NGER. n.f. [a word of no certain etymology, but, with most probability, derived by Skinner from ange, Sax. vexd ; which, however, seems to come originally from the Latin ango.]
1. Anger is uneasiness or discomposure of the mind, upon the receipt of any injury, with a present purpose of revenge. Locke. Anger.
Anger is like a full hot horse, who being allow’d his way, Self-mettle tires him.
Shakesp. Henry VIII.
Was the Lord displeased against the rivers ? was thine anger against the rivers ? was thy wrath against the sea that thou didst ride upon thine horses and thy chariots of salvation ?
Habb. iii. 8.
2. Anger is, according to some, a transient hatred, or at least very like it.
Pain, or smart, of a sore or swelling. In this sense it seems plainly deducible from anger.
I made the experiment, setting the moxa where the first violence of my pain began and where the greatest anger and soreness still continued, notwithstanding the swelling of my foot.
“Anger”: Samuel Johnson, The Dictionary of the English Language, 1755