Ire - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈaɪər|  American pronunciation of the word ire
Brit.  |ˈaɪə|  British pronunciation of the word ire

noun

- a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance (syn: anger, choler)
- belligerence aroused by a real or supposed wrong (personified as one of the deadly sins) (syn: anger, ira, wrath)

Examples

He directed his ire at the coworkers who reported the incident.

...the patronizing comment from the snooty waiter roused her ire...

The proposal has drawn the ire of local residents.

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