Wordsmith.org: the magic of words


About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us  


Today's Word

Yesterday's Word




Pronunciation RealAudio

wroth (roth) adjective

Extremely angry.

[From Middle Middle English, from Old English wrath. Ultimately from Indo-European root wer- (to turn or bend) that is also the progenitor of words such as wring, weird, writhe, worth, revert, and universe.]

See more usage examples of wroth in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

"The movie has taken some flak for ethnic stereotyping... I can't wax too wroth, though, since the 'victims' themselves do most of the stereotyping."
Ben Steelman; Harmless 'Shark Tale' Moves Along Swimmingly; Morning Star (Wilmington, North Carolina); Oct 2, 2004.

"Humans said to their PDAs, 'Heat my house, for I am on my way home... Get my broker out of the shower, or the flushing place, and tell him that I am wroth!'"
Christopher Buckley; Wireless Shrugged; Time (New York); May 29, 2000.

This week's theme: Words to describe people


The most perfect technique is that which is not noticed at all. -Pablo Casals, cellist, conductor, and composer (1876-1973)

Give the Gift of Words
This season, share the magic of words. Send a gift subscription of A.Word.A.Day.

The Book:
A Word A Day is now a book. Find it in your local bookstore or at Amazon.com.

"A delightful, quirky collection." -The New York Times

Join Us:
Subscribe to A.Word.A.Day to receive it in your mailbox every day.

Anu on Words:
Writer Magazine
Globe & Mail 


Bulletin board

Moderated Chat

Readers' Voice

Subscriber Services
Awards | Stats | Links | Privacy Policy
Contribute | Advertise

© 1994-2017 Wordsmith