Because in ancient times, he saved the life of a Chinese man from the fury of a crocodile. Anger is anger ten times – it`s unbridled and maybe a little scary. If you`ve ever seen a young child throw a tantrum because it was time to leave the park, you have an idea of what anger sounds like and what it sounds. Anger can also describe aspects of nature, such as the rage of a hurricane. In Greek mythology, a fury was a spirit of punishment, named after the three furies, goddesses who punished the guilty. It`s impossible to attribute the anger of a single storm to climate change, but scientists have observed a statistically significant association between warmer waters and hurricane intensity. It struck the people with an incurable wound that infuriated the nations that cruelly persecuted. Anger, anger, anger, anger, indignation, anger mean an intense emotional state caused by resentment. Anger, the most general term, refers to reaction, but alone does not convey cause or intensity.
Tries to hide anger, which is more common in literary contexts, suggests intense anger, often with an obvious representation of feeling. Cheeks reddened with anger and anger indicate the loss of self-control through the violence of emotions. Shaken by anger, his anger could not contain indignation emphasizes righteous anger at what is considered unfair, wicked or shameful. A comment that provoked widespread outrage likely indicates a desire or intention to punish or retaliate. I feared their wrath if I was discovered, Meanwhile, the Cabal was lashing out against the ruin of Ripperda with double fury in the Spanish cabinet. Violent, angry and savage, anger is a feeling of wild and intense anger. Before you let your anger get the best out of you, it`s good to take a few deep breaths before you speak. As in his political career, he doubled down and fought back at his opponents with equal anger, if not more. Dire and Fury share a story in Roman mythology, as each of these words is associated with the Erinyen, the vengeful and terrible deities of ancient myth who tormented criminals.
The Romans called these goddesses Dirae or Furiae. The first comes from the Latin word dirus, from which derives to say, and the second comes from furere, from which we get anger. The word terrible is often found in connection with the straits; In distress is used by a situation that is very bad or difficult. Our records indicate that this phrase was used in the late 18th century. He appeared in Francis Fawkes` The Argonautics of Apollonius Rhodius: “If now the heroes are deep across the vastness, attain the terrible distress with rocks encompassing around.” Find out which words work together and create more natural English with the Oxford Collocations Dictionary app. The American people are perfectly capable of judging the policies that affect their lives and conveying the anger they would feel toward the politicians who threaten them. The song is about anger, rage and passion, and I had a lot of pain that I wanted to let go. And black anger against cops is fueled today by historical economic inequality and the economic catastrophe of the past decade.
This is a unique opportunity for bad actors to inject misinformation into the situation and spark anger and frustration. exploding your battery Being unable to hold back; lose control. When a chimney emits smoke and soot, a heated person gives air to angry words. The attack was launched by the Allies under Blucher on the French center with irresistible fury. It broke on them, for a long time with terrible rage and greatness, the elements fought with incredible vehemence. I. asked him if he had any problems with his chocolate, . but he ripped out my nose; No, I`m going to be busy here for those two hours. (Susanna Centlivre, The Busybody, 1709) evacuate steam to evacuate repressed feelings, especially resentment; to release tension by talking or shouting loudly. This phrase refers to steam engines, boilers, etc. that cause pressure to build up to a certain point, after which it is released violently and loudly. The figurative use of the term dates back to the early 19th century.
bite [someone`s] head To respond briefly or abruptly out of anger or anger, to crack in response; Also to bite [someone`s] nose or snap it. Although the nose was apparently the original object of bite or snap in this expression (nearly three centuries before the head), the head is heard more often today. He expected you to . Be good and angry, fly away from the handle. (C. E. Mulford, orphan, 1908) Having or having a short fuse means being hot-tempered, blowing a fuse quickly. It is easy to imagine a Republican Party deepening ethnonationalist grievances and social traditionalism in the years to come, building a broader agenda through which it can express its fury. The widow . Sat.
smoking and letting off steam. (Frederick Marryat, The Enemy of the Dog, 1837) Find the answers online with Practical English Usage, your go-to guide to problems in English. hitting the ceiling Being angry, agitated or violently angry; to lose his temper, to blow up the top. This colloquial expression dates back to the early 1900s. Currently, Hit the Roof is a frequently used variant. Blow up a seal to lose your temper. If the seal that seals an automotive cylinder wears out, the pressure in the cylinder cannot be maintained and the contents splash. Even if life does not go well and patience has diminished, the result is often uncontrollable, outbursts of anger. He blew up his top and lost his job and came to Loraine with a stomach ache. (John Steinbeck, The Lost Bus, 1947) Explode the top to lose control; fly from the handle; not being able to tame; Also blow the lid.
This familiar phrase plays with an analogy that compares the top of the head to a lid. If a container threatens to burst due to internal pressure, the lid flies away so that the pressure can escape. When you can no longer bear the pressure of intense emotions that build up, “you lose your mind.” Fly off the handle to get angry, often suddenly and without warning; to lose self-control. The tendency of an axe blade to fly out of its handle when violently struck against an object is the obvious origin of this expression. The current use of the term refers almost exclusively to loss of control. blowing through a fuse to lose your temper; getting angry or violent; to react emotionally and dramatically. These figurative meanings of the bubbles of a fuse allude to the fact that a fuse blows when there is an overload of an electrical circuit. For the same reason, a person cannot stand until they “reach the breaking point” and “explode”.
This phrase is often heard in the longer expression that burns slowly. Middle English fury, from Latin furia, from furere to rage Photos: Anger over Ferguson decision The fight for a fair justice system goes far beyond Ferguson. slow burning Gradual intensification of anger; Escalation from a low level of resentment to a high level of anger. This colloquial expression originally American-American dates back to the early 1900s. Wentworth and Flexner (Dictionary of American Slang) attribute the phrase to 1930s comedian Leon Carroll, who was apparently known for his facial expression of that name. Slow Burn was referring to the progressive redness of his face as he took on the image of an angry man. Director Jean Harris is the ultimate proof of “hell has no anger like a despised woman.” Join our community to access the latest language learning and assessment tips from Oxford University Press! Relax. Or you blow a fuse. (S.
J. Perelman, Listen to the Mockingbird, 1949) Duck-fit An explosion or a tantrum, a crisis. This term of American slang, used since at least 1900, is probably an allusion to the noisy charlatan of a crazy duck. His slow-burning feel at the constant use of the name by a Minnesota professor when he was a student. (New Yorker, 3 March 1951) Larry hit the ceiling and said he had to come, that he would ruin everything if he didn`t. (E. Dundy, Dud Avocado, 1958) (See also ANGER, BAD MOOD, IRRITATION, ANNOYANCE.) .