I. noun — [ mass noun] 1. a strong feeling of annoyance, displeasure, or hostility • the colonel’s anger at his daughter’s disobedience.
II. verb — [with obj.] 1. fill (someone) with anger; provoke anger in • she was angered by his terse answer
• [with obj. and clause]
he was angered that he had not been told.
– origin Middle English: from Old Norse angr ‘grief’, angra ‘vex’. The original use was in the Old Norse senses; current senses date from late Middle English.