Wrath vs Obnoxious - What's the difference?

wrath | obnoxious |

As adjectives the difference between wrath and obnoxious

is that wrath is (rare) wrathful; very angry while obnoxious is extremely unpleasant, offensive, very annoying, odious or contemptible.

As a noun wrath

is great anger.

As a verb wrath

is (obsolete) to anger; to enrage.




  • Great anger.
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  • (rare) Punishment.
  • * Bible, (w) xiii. 4
  • A revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
  • (trading card games, slang) A single card that is able to destroy many creatures.
  • Synonyms

    * (great anger) fury, ire

    Derived terms

    * grapes of wrath * wrathful


    (en adjective)
  • (rare) Wrathful; very angry.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To anger; to enrage.
  • * (Chaucer)
  • * (Piers Plowman)
  • (Webster 1913)



    Alternative forms

    * obnoctious (obsolete)


    (en adjective)
  • Extremely unpleasant, offensive, very annoying, odious or contemptible.
  • He was an especially obnoxious and detestable specimen of a man.
    Throwing stones at the bus is another example of your obnoxious behaviour.
  • (archaic) exposed to harm or injury.
  • * 1661 , , page 26,
  • To begin then with his Experiment of the burning Wood, it seems to me to be obnoxious to not a few considerable Exceptions.