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1 a feeling of intense anger; "hell hath no fury like a woman scorned"; "his face turned red with rage" [syn: fury, madness]
2 a state of extreme anger; "she fell into a rage and refused to answer"
3 something that is desired intensely; "his rage for fame destroyed him" [syn: passion]
4 violent state of the elements; "the sea hurled itself in thundering rage against the rocks"
5 an interest followed with exaggerated zeal; "he always follows the latest fads"; "it was all the rage that season" [syn: fad, craze, furor, furore, cult]


1 behave violently, as if in state of a great anger [syn: ramp, storm]
2 be violent; as of fires and storms
3 feel intense anger; "Rage against the dying of the light!"

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raige (French: rage), from rabia, from rabies "anger, fury".


  1. Violent uncontrolled anger.
    • "Rage, rage against the dying of the light." Dylan Thomas, Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night.
  2. A current fashion or fad.
    • ". . . all the rage."



a violent anger


  1. : To act or speak in uncontrolled anger.
  2. : To move with great violence, as a storm etc.


act in an angry manner





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Extensive Definition

Rage or RAGE may refer to:
In music:

See also

rage in German: Rage
rage in French: Rage (homonymie)
rage in Korean: 레이지
rage in Japanese: レイジ
rage in Russian: Rage
rage in Ukrainian: Rage

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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