(Wras"tle) v. i. [OE. wrastlen. See Wrestle.] To wrestle. [Obs. or Prov. Eng. & Colloq. U.
Who wrastleth best naked, with oil enoint.Chaucer.
(Wrath) n. [OE. wrathe, wraþþe, wrethe, wræððe, AS. wr&aemacrððo, fr. wrað wroth; akin to Icel. reiði
wrath. See Wroth, a.]
1. Violent anger; vehement exasperation; indignation; rage; fury; ire.
Wrath is a fire, and jealousy a weed.Spenser.
When the wrath of king Ahasuerus was appeased.Esther ii. 1.
Now smoking and frothingSouthey.
Its tumult and wrath in.
2. The effects of anger or indignation; the just punishment of an offense or a crime. "A revenger to execute
wrath upon him that doeth evil." Rom. xiii. 4.
Syn. Anger; fury; rage; ire; vengeance; indignation; resentment; passion. See Anger.
(Wrath), a. See Wroth. [Obs.]
(Wrath), v. t. To anger; to enrage; also used impersonally. [Obs.] "I will not wrathen him."
If him wratheth, be ywar and his way shun.Piers Plowman.
1. Full of wrath; very angry; greatly incensed; ireful; passionate; as, a wrathful man.
2. Springing from, or expressing, wrath; as, a wrathful countenance. "Wrathful passions." Sprat.
Syn. Furious; raging; indignant; resentful.
Wrath"ful*ly, adv. Wrath"ful*ness, n.
(Wrath"i*ly) adv. In a wrathy manner; very angrily; wrathfully. [Colloq.]
(Wrath"less), a. Free from anger or wrath. Waller.
(Wrath"y) a. Very angry. [Colloq.]
(Wraw) a. [Cf. dial. Sw. vrå willful, disobedient.] Angry; vexed; wrathful. [Obs.]
With this speech the cock wex wroth and wraw.Chaucer.
(Wraw"ful) a. Ill-tempered. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Wrawl) v. i. [Cf. Dan. vraale, Sw. vråla to brawl, to roar, Dan. vraal a bawling, roaring, vræle
to cry, weep, whine.] To cry, as a cat; to waul. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Wraw"ness) n. Peevishness; ill temper; anger. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Wray) v. t. [AS. wrgan to accuse. See Bewray.] To reveal; to disclose. [Obs.]
To no wight thou shalt this counsel wray.Chaucer.