Monday, August 18, 2014


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.
Temple’s Miscellanies.

 “Anger”:  Samuel Johnson, The Dictionary of the English Language, 1755

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