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IRE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ire mean? 

IRE (noun)
  The noun IRE has 2 senses:

1. a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance
2. belligerence aroused by a real or supposed wrong (personified as one of the deadly sins)

  Familiarity information: IRE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


IRE (noun)


Sense 1ire [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

anger; ire; choler

Hypernyms ("ire" is a kind of...):

emotion (any strong feeling)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "ire"):

fury; madness; rage; enragement; infuriation (a feeling of intense anger)

offence; offense; umbrage (a feeling of anger caused by being offended)

indignation; outrage (a feeling of righteous anger)

huffiness (a passing state of anger and resentment)

dander; hackles (a feeling of anger and animosity)

bad temper; ill temper (a persisting angry mood)

annoyance; chafe; vexation (anger produced by some annoying irritation)


Sense 2ire [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Belligerence aroused by a real or supposed wrong (personified as one of the deadly sins)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

ire; wrath; anger; ira

Hypernyms ("ire" is a kind of...):

deadly sin; mortal sin (an unpardonable sin entailing a total loss of grace)


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