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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
rage (noun)
1.
a) violent and uncontrolled anger
b) a fit of violent wrath
c) archaic - insanity
2.
violent action (as of wind or sea)
3.
an intense feeling - passion
4.
a fad pursued with intense enthusiasm - was all the rage anger, fashion
rage (verb)
intransitive verb
1.
to be in a rage
2.
to be in tumult
3.
to prevail uncontrollably
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
rage (noun)
1.
a state of wildly excited activity or emotion
SYNONIMS:
agitation, deliriousness, delirium, distraction, fever, feverishness, flap, furor, furore, fury, hysteria, rage, rampage, uproar
RELATED WORDS:
chaos, confusion, disorder, havoc, pandemonium, turmoil; bedlam, bother, brouhaha, bustle, clamor, clatter, commotion, disturbance, fuss, hoo-ha ( hoo-hah), hubbub, hullabaloo, hurly-burly, ruckus, ruction, rumpus, shindy, squall, stew, stir, storm, to-do, tempest, tumult
NEAR ANTONYMS:
calm, calmness, peace, peacefulness, placidity, quiet, quietude, repose, restfulness, sereneness, serenity, still, stillness, tranquillity ( tranquility), tranquilness
rage (noun)
2.
an intense emotional state of displeasure with someone or something
SYNONIMS:
angriness, birse, choler, furor, fury, indignation, irateness, ire, lividity, lividness, mad, madness, mood, outrage, rage, spleen, wrath, wrathfulness
RELATED WORDS:
aggravation, annoyance, exasperation, irritation, vexation; acrimoniousness, acrimony, animosity, antagonism, antipathy, bile, biliousness, bitterness, contempt, embitterment, empoisonment, enmity, grudge, hostility, rancor; envy, jaundice, jealousy, pique, resentment; malevolence, malice, spite, vengefulness, venom, vindictiveness, virulence, vitriol; belligerence, contentiousness, contrariness, crankiness, disputatiousness, hot-headedness, irascibility, irascibleness, irritability, orneriness, pugnaciousness, pugnacity, quarrelsomeness, querulousness; blowup, flare, flare-up, outburst; chafe, dander, dudgeon, huff, pet, rise, ruffle, temper; air rage, road rage; delirium, heat, passion, warmth
NEAR ANTONYMS:
calmness, forbearance, patience
delight, pleasure
rage (noun)
3.
a practice or interest that is very popular for a short time
SYNONIMS:
buzz, chic, craze, dernier cri, enthusiasm, fashion, flavor, go, hot ticket, last word, latest, mode, rage, sensation, style, ton, trend, vogue
RELATED WORDS:
nine days' wonder ( nine day wonder); new wave; crush, infatuation; fervor, passion; furor, fuss, hullabaloo, to-do, uproar; bandwagon, crusade, cult, movement; novelty, wrinkle; caprice, fancy, whim
NEAR ANTONYMS:
classic, standard
rage (noun)
archaic
a serious mental disorder that prevents one from living a safe and normal life
SYNONIMS:
aberration, dementia, derangement, lunacy, madness, mania, rage
RELATED WORDS:
neurosis, psychosis; instability, irrationality, unreasonableness; delirium, frenzy, hysteria; hallucinosis, hypomania, paranoia, schizophrenia; senile dementia; delusion, hallucination; monomania, obsession, phobia; abnormality, dementedness, unsoundness
NEAR ANTONYMS:
lucidity, rationality, rationalness, reasonability, reasonableness; normality, soundness
mind, saneness, sanity
rage (verb)
1.
to express one's anger usually violently
SYNONIMS:
bristle, fume, storm
RELATED WORDS:
blow up, flare (up), flip (out) []; bluster, carry on, fulminate, rampage, rant, rave, take on; burn, foam, seethe, smolder ( smoulder), steam; chafe, fret, stew
make a scene, run amok ( run amuck)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
allay, appease, pacify, soothe; check, choke (back), collect, compose, contain, curb, pocket, rein, repress, restrain, smother, stifle, strangle, subdue, suppress, swallow; moderate, temper, tone (down); ease, let up, relax; calm, cool, hush, quell, quiet, settle, still
rage (verb)
2.
to be excited or emotionally stirred up with anger
SYNONIMS:
burn, foam, fume, rage, rankle, seethe, sizzle, steam, storm
RELATED WORDS:
fulminate, rant, rave; smolder ( smoulder); bristle, flare (up), inflame ( enflame); chafe, fret, stew; agitate, convulse, roil, shake
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