1. Social Affections


[Nouns] resentment, displeasure, animosity, anger, wrath, indignation; exasperation, bitter resentment, wrathful indignation.

pique, umbrage, huff, miff, soreness, dudgeon, acerbity, virulence, bitterness, acrimony, asperity, spleen, gall; heart-burning, heart-swelling; rankling.

ill humor, bad humor, ill temper, bad temper; irascibility [more]; ill blood (hate) [more]; revenge [more].

excitement, irritation; warmth, bile, choler, ire, fume, pucker, dander, ferment, ebullition; towering passion, acharnement, angry mood, taking, pet, tiff, passion, fit, tantrums.

burst, explosion, paroxysm, storm, rage, fury, desperation; violence [more]; fire and fury; vials of wrath; gnashing of teeth, hot blood, high words.

scowl [more]; sulks [more].

[Cause of umbrage] affront, provocation, offense; indignity (insult) [more]; grudge, crow to pluck, sore subject, casus belli; ill turn, outrage.

Furies, Eumenides.

buffet, slap in the face, box on the ear, rap on the knuckles.

[Verbs] resent; take amiss, take ill, take to heart, take offense, take umbrage, take huff, take exception; take in ill part, take in bad part, take in dudgeon; ne pas entendre raillerie; breathe revenge, cut up rough.

fly into a rage, fall into a rage, get into a rage, fly into a passion; bridle up, bristle up, froth up, fire up, flare up; open the vials of one's wrath, pour out the vials of one's wrath.

pout, knit the brow, frown, scowl, lower, snarl, growl, gnarl, gnash, snap; redden, color; look black, look black as thunder, look daggers; bite one's thumb; show one's teeth, grind one's teeth; champ the bit, champ at the bit.

chafe, mantle, fume, kindle, fly out, take fire; boil, boil over; boil with indignation, boil with rage; rage, storm, foam, vent one's rage, vent one's spleen; lose one's temper, stand on one's hind legs, stamp the foot, stamp with rage, quiver with rage, swell with rage, foam with rage; burst with anger; raise Cain.

have a fling at; bear malice (revenge) [more].

cause anger, raise anger; affront, offend; give offense, give umbrage; anger; hurt the feelings; insult, discompose, fret, ruffle, nettle, huff, pique; excite [more]; irritate, stir the blood, stir up bile; sting, sting to the quick; rile, provoke, chafe, wound, incense, inflame, enrage, aggravate, add fuel to the flame, fan into a flame, widen the breach, envenom, embitter, exasperate, infuriate, kindle wrath; stick in one's gizzard; rankle [more]; hit on the raw, rub on the raw, sting on the raw, strike on the raw.

put out of countenance, put out of humor; put one's monkey up, put one's back up; raise one's gorge, raise one's dander, raise one's choler; work up into a passion; make one's blood boil, make the ears tingle; throw, into a ferment, madden, drive one mad; lash into fury, lash into madness; fool to the top of one's bent; set by the ears.

bring a hornet's nest about one's ears.

[Adjectives] angry, wrath, irate; ireful, wrathful; cross (irascible) [more]; Achillean; sulky, [more]; bitter, virulent; acrimonious (discourteous) [more]; violent [more].

warm, burning; boiling, boiling over; fuming, raging; foaming, foaming at the mouth; convulsed with rage.

offended; waxy, acharn�; wrought, worked up; indignant, hurt, sore; set against.

fierce, wild, rageful, furious, mad with rage, fiery, infuriate, rabid, savage; relentless [more].

flushed with anger, flushed with rage; in a huff, in a stew, in a fume, in a pucker, in a passion, in a rage, in a fury, in a taking, in a way; on one's high ropes, up in arms; in high dudgeon.

[Adverbs] angrily; in the height of passion; in the heat of passion, in the heat of the moment.

[Interjections] tantaene animis coelestibus irae [Vergil]! marry come up! zounds! 'sdeath!

[Phrases] one's blood being up, one's back being up, one's monkey being up; fervens difficili bile jecur; the gorge rising, eyes flashing fire; the blood rising, the blood boiling; haeret lateri lethalis arundo [Vergil]; "beware the fury of a patient man" [Dryden]; furor arma ministrat [Vergil]; ira furor brevis est [Horace]; quem Jupiter vult perdere dementat prius; "What, drunk with choler?" [Henry IV].

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