Rage is a slightly difficult word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
When learning new words, it's important to see how they're used, or to see them in the different contexts in which they're often used, and that's just what we'll do to help you better understand rage (and many other English words!). By seeing different ways you can use rage in a sentence, as well as synonyms and antonyms of rage, you will have a much better grasp on how it should be used, and you'll feel more confortable with using it much sooner.
Below you will find the definition of rage, followed by 39 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(verb) - be violent; as of fires and storms
EXAMPLES - Rage in a Sentence
- It provokes moral rage, which is largely counterproductive. (source)
- But along with the rage was a simmering sense of frustration. (source)
- And I think this is less a strategy than an expression of rage. (source)
- The Protector in a rage was a disaster no one wanted to experience. (source)
- Finding ways to express themselves and their rage is an endless pursuit. (source)
- A huge man with a savage reputation, Fuad in a rage was a ferocious spectacle. (source)
- When anger arises and begins to be roused, it is called rage or chole or cholos. (source)
- And I ` m so glad he used the word rage, not anger because rage is very different. (source)
- He knew that his rage was the companion of his pain, and Slaverstudent knew it too. (source)
- Compare that to the average hourly rage, which is up only 3.4 percent over last year. (source)
- I had only to recall the rage with which he had spoken to me, barely half an hour before. (source)
- W&H: So the rage is a microcosm of all the crazy different things we go through every day. (source)
- Just out of curiosity, why are you screaming in rage at the prospect of Brown winning in MA? (source)
- I would love to know from any French readers whether admin rage is really claiming so many lives. (source)
- My inability to manage my rage is a far greater threat to you than any goddamn sniper. last - next (source)
- W&H: The word rage is such a loaded word and I wanted to get a sense of why you picked that for the title. (source)
- In Corte Madera, Calif., the rage is a new variant called crush kick, which incorporates elements of boxing. (source)
- Aphrodite herself could not raise my old spear now, and I can scarcely recall the rage of that wakeful night. (source)
- A very sort of seemingly deliberate series of acts on roid rage, which is usually a more impulsive instantaneous burst. (source)
- Well, apparently, some of the simmering rage is being directed in the direction of the Public Broadcasting System as well. (source)
- His rage was a palpable thing, radiating from him in waves of passion as he paced and turned, never once ceasing in his accusations. (source)
- Lord reigns, though the people be stirred with indignation at it; though they fret away all their spirits, their rage is all in vain. (source)
- Part of his rage was the rage of a man, but he was a boy still, and the boyishness of his bitterly hurt youth was a thing to move to pity. (source)
- There is something out there that I've seen that we've all seen called rage, certainly among Democrats, real anger at President Bush's policies. (source)
- And that's a promotion for a series that we're doing called rage, where we're hoping that people will send us video of their fury with their tech products. (source)
- His rage was a kind of obsession, an evil mania, the drunkenness of passion, the exalted and perverted fury of the Berserker, blind and deaf, a thing insensate. (source)
- And for that matter, what entitles everyone to describe the anger as rage, which is the word we use for a violent emotion born of helplessness and powerlessness? (source)
- Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night that required the singers to independently sing a phrase, come together on the word rage and culminate in swelling exclamation. (source)
- He started his quest with an Internet search of the word rage and got a smorgasbord of terms: road rage, air rage, retail rage, computer rage, travel and leisure rage. (source)
- Every kind of licentious language and actions was practised in the worship of these deities, accompanied with a frantic rage called orgies, from the Greek word for _rage_. (source)
- Whatever happened was over so quickly Harry didn't catch it, but a scream of rage from the Irish crowd, and Mostafa's long, shrill whistle blast, told him it had been a foul. (source)
- The source of my rage is the absolute refusal of the Bush regime and Republican Senators, to provide adequate resources; instead they grind our military forces into the ground. (source)
- Go up further on the scale, and you become absolutely full of rage, and that ` s why it ` s called ` roid rage, meaning steroid rage, which is really a difficulty in impulse control. (source)
- I wasn't having a go at you or Daubney, n, my rage is aimed at the sick rabble - some of them very educated rabble too - on some of these forums who will not allow justice to take its course. (source)
- By this means the soft notes that were adapted to pity in the Italian fell upon the word rage in the English; and the angry sounds that were turned to rage in the original, were made to express pity in the translation. (source)
- And Abner cried out to Joab, and said: Shall thy sword rage unto utter destruction? knowest thou not that it is dangerous to drive people to despair? how long dost thou defer to bid the people cease from pursuing after their brethren? (source)
- There are parents whose rage is so intense that during the outburst, when the higher functions of their brains are completely shut off, the parents are so disassociated from themselves that afterward they are unable to remember exactly what occurred. (source)
- French populist rage is being directed in a positive direction, unlike in the United States where it is most prominently being mobilized to elect political candidates who will do their best to increase the suffering of working and middle-class citizens. (source)
- Congressman opens hearing on Islamic radicalization, says 'rage and hysteria' unwarranted sns-ap-us-muslims-terror-hearings WASHINGTON AP - Under heightened security, Rep. Peter King opened hearings Thursday into Islamic radicalization in America, dismissing what he called the "rage and hysteria" surrounding the hearings. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 39 example sentences provided below is 61.0, which suggests that "rage" is a standard word that is understood by individuals with a high school diploma or degree, and can be found in news articles, books, magazines and other places.
We have 52 synonyms for rage.
acerbity, acrimony, agitation, animosity, apoplexy, asperity, bitterness, blowup, bluster, choler, convulsion, dander, eruption, exasperation, excitement, explosion, ferment, ferocity, fireworks, frenzy, furor, fury, gall, heat, hemorrhage, huff, hysterics, indignation, ire, irritation, madness, mania, obsession, outburst, paroxysm, passion, rampage, raving, resentment, spasm, spleen, squall, storm, tantrum, temper, umbrage, uproar, upset, vehemence, violence, wingding, wrath
We have 13 antonyms for rage.
calm, calmness, glee, happiness, harmony, indifference, kindness, love, mildness, peace, peacefulness, pleasure, sweetness
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of rage from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) Violent, explosive anger. See Synonyms at anger.
- (noun) A fit of anger.
- (noun) Furious intensity, as of a storm or disease.
- (noun) A burning desire; a passion.
- (noun) A current, eagerly adopted fashion; a fad or craze: when torn jeans were all the rage.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) Violent uncontrolled anger.
- (noun) A current fashion or fad.
- (verb) To act or speak in heightened anger.
- (verb) To move with great violence, as a storm etc.
- (verb) To enrage.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) Violent excitement; eager passion; extreme vehemence of desire, emotion, or suffering, mastering the will.
- (noun) Especially, anger accompanied with raving; overmastering wrath; violent anger; fury.
- (noun) A violent or raging wind.
- (noun) The subject of eager desire; that which is sought after, or prosecuted, with unreasonable or excessive passion.
- (verb-intransitive) To be furious with anger; to be exasperated to fury; to be violently agitated with passion.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) Madness; insanity; an access of maniacal violence.
- (noun) Violent anger manifested in language or action; indignation or resentment excited to fury and expressed in furious words and gestures, with agitation.
- (noun) Extreme violence of operation or effect; intensity of degree, force, or urgency: used of things or conditions: as, the rage of a storm or of the sea; the rage of fever or of thirst.
- (noun) Vehement emotion; generous ardor or enthusiasm; passionate utterance or eloquence.
- (noun) Vehement desire or pursuit; ardent eagerness, as for the attainment or accomplishment of something; engrossing tendency or propensity: as, the rage for speculation, for social distinction, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (verb) be violent; as of fires and storms
- (verb) feel intense anger
- (noun) a state of extreme anger
- (noun) a feeling of intense anger
- (verb) behave violently, as if in state of a great anger