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A strong feeling of displeasure and/or hostility usually caused by someone or something that offends, threatens, or hurts you in some way. It can be good or bad depending on what you do with it and whether or not your grievance is real or imagined.

Anger is an active and passive emotion. When "active" an angry person can "lash out" verbally or physically at an intended target whether justified or not. When "passive" anger is often demonstrated in silence, sulking, passive-aggressive behavior (hostility) and tension.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
by OneBadAsp November 03, 2006
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Noun (usually military term): an officially recognized state of hostility or war between two or more belligerents; often expressed as the phrase "in anger", now commonly used to describe any state of conflict between opposing parties.
As of the current date, the United States remains the only nation ever to have used atomic weapons in anger, against the Japanese Empire in August 1945, in order to bring an end to Japanese resistance during World War II.
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Stems from fear, leads to hate.

The desire to punhish other sentient beings who you consider to be harming your position.
I am going to overthrow my government as they wish for me to willingly starve to death and allow my friends and family to be executed.
by waffle November 12, 2003
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the result of fear
When your child does something that you know they will get hurt from doing it. You lash out in anger and yell at them yet in the back of your mind all you can think about is the fear that they will get hurt.
by eAk99 November 07, 2010
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1. A pronoun refering to anything that makes you angry.
2. A person which is not on your good side at the moment.
1. Goverment oppression is the ultimate anger; I hate school!
2. I think my brother loves being the anger.
by Spacecoyote17 October 29, 2005
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The feeling you get when your girlfriend breaks up with you for another guy, then blows you off, breaks up with the boyfriend and still blows you off
Guy to 'X': Hey, hows it going
Girl: Hey (while walking away)

guys feelings: anger
by Hirsh November 09, 2006
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in depth or comprehensively. Within the context of using something 'in anger.'
No commander, I can't say for certain that our missile guidance system is accurate until we have used it in anger.
by Definitely not Matthew April 06, 2004
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