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Definition of "wrathful" []

  • Full of wrath; fiercely angry. (adjective)
  • Proceeding from or expressing wrath: wrathful vengeance. See Synonyms at angry. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "wrathful" in a sentence
  • "For many Westerners with a Biblical upbringing, the term wrathful deity carries the connotation of an almighty being with righteous vengeful anger."
  • "I turned my back to the mirror and dressed in wrathful irritation and my yesterday's linen."
  • "The herukas, also called the wrathful deities, are expressions of buddha-consciousness and buddha-compassion, but under a terrible aspect."