fit of anger

fit of anger
also, fit of rage and to have a fit

Meaning

  • to display a very bad temper, often by screaming a lot
  • to throw a tantrum
  • an outburst that is often seen as unreasonable given the circumstances
  • an outburst against someone when you feel that you have been wronged

Example Sentences

  1. When she didn't get her way, she drove off in a fit of anger.
  2. My sister is very spoilt. When she doesn't get her way, she goes into a fit of anger.
  3. The little girl had a fit of anger when her mother refused to buy her the doll that she wanted.
  4. He had a fit of anger over the broken ice cream machine.
  5. His fit of anger over the accident scared me.
  6. I am not used to people displaying fits of anger, it is not acceptable in my family.
  7. My father threw a fit when he saw that my mother had scratched the car.

Origin

It probably originated in Middle English. 1540, it meant a painful, exciting experience. A fit is something that overtakes someone without their control. In this context it means that the person is suddenly overtaken by anger and is unable to control themselves.

Synonyms

  • fit of rage
  • to have a fit

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