a : tending to infuriate
b : tending to vex : irritating
— mad·den·ing·ly \-lē\ adverb
Examples of MADDENING
- He has a maddening habit of interrupting other people.
- She shows a maddening inability to control her children.
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- abrasive, aggravating, bothersome, carking, chafing, disturbing, exasperating, frustrating, galling, irksome, irritating, annoying, nettlesome, nettling, peeving, pesky, pestiferous, pestilent, pestilential, pesty, plaguey (also plaguy), rankling, rebarbative, riling, vexatious, vexing
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