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Anger, (one of the 7 Capital Sins!) is an intense emotional state involving a strong response to a perceived provocation, frustration, hurt or threat. It has physical or psychological effects. It can (and must!) be controlled. It's a moment of crisis. It triggers a "fight" or "flight" response. We face it more and more often in our daily lives... 😥
ANGER: a strong feeling of displeasure or rage; wrath.
An outburst of anger...
|To be angry with somebody at something|
|To be cross with|
|Cross/ crossly/ angrily|
An outburst of anger/ a fit of anger
|Angrily/ in anger|
|To make somebody angry/ to anger somebody|
|To get angry/ to lose one's temper|
|To throw a tantrum|
|Peeved with/ sore with|
To throw a tantrum...
- To take one's anger out on somebody/ to vent one's anger on somebody
- To be mad at somebody: to be very angry with somebody
- To get mad at: to become greatly irritated, enraged.
|Furious/ incensed/ infuriated|
|To infuriate somebody/ to incense somebody|
|To madden somebody/ to drive somebody mad|
|Rage/ To fly into a rage|
|To enrage somebody|
|Irate/ wrathful (formal)|
- To fly into a rage
- To be in a rage/ to fume (with rage)
- To be in a blind rage/ in a towering rage
- To be wild at somebody/ with somebody
- To have a fit of rage
- To be beside oneself with rage
- To blow one's top: (to explode)
- To fly off the handle
- It makes my blood boil
(If you want to go further... go and work on another lesson: aggressiveness and hostility: test
Let's hope this lesson won't have "incensed" you... Stay calm to face the test: it shouldn't be too upsetting!
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