infuriate

verb
in·​fu·​ri·​ate | \ in-ˈfyu̇r-ē-ˌāt How to pronounce infuriate (audio) \
infuriated; infuriating

Definition of infuriate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to make furious

infuriate

adjective
in·​fu·​ri·​ate | \ in-ˈfyu̇r-ē-ət How to pronounce infuriate (audio) \

Definition of infuriate (Entry 2 of 2)

: furiously angry

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Other Words from infuriate

Verb

infuriation \ in-​ˌfyu̇r-​ē-​ˈā-​shən How to pronounce infuriation (audio) \ noun

Examples of infuriate in a Sentence

Verb I was infuriated by his arrogance. the quarterback's stupid mistake infuriated the coach Adjective Casanova made a hasty retreat from the woman's bedroom, with the infuriate husband in hot pursuit.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Bad actors are using technology to steal from us in some of the most clever, infuriating ways. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, "5 Impressive Ways Criminals Use Wireless Signals to Steal Everything—Even Your Car," 27 Nov. 2019 That same story played out on Tuesday night at American Airlines Center as the Wild wasted a solid start by imploding down the stretch in an infuriating 6-3 loss to the Stars. Dane Mizutani, Twin Cities, "‘Like a runaway train’: Wild blow 3-0 lead in frustrating loss to Stars," 29 Oct. 2019 Though some stances will surely infuriate listeners, everyone will learn how the other side thinks. Eliana Dockterman, Time, "The 50 Best Podcasts to Listen to Right Now," 20 Dec. 2019 Thew fact that higher inflation was accompanied by rising unemployment infuriated citizens and left many economists intellectually adrift. Edward Lotterman, Twin Cities, "Real World Economics: Paul Volcker — the right man for his times," 15 Dec. 2019 And well, that makes the question somewhat infuriating. Matthew De Silva, Quartz, "The IRS really needs an exemption for crypto," 12 Dec. 2019 Yet the political always turns personal, notably when Lord Mountbatten (Charles Dance), Philip’s uncle, infuriates the queen. Hal Boedeker, orlandosentinel.com, "‘The Crown’: All hail Olivia Colman as Elizabeth II," 13 Nov. 2019 The process of disputing data-meter readings is tedious and often infuriating for customers because Comcast offers no way for users to verify that individual data readings are correct. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "Comcast incorrectly charged 2,000 customers for exceeding data cap," 9 Oct. 2019 His story which has been retweeted over 11,000 times and infuriated the local tech industry which has long protested harassment of its workers. Yomi Kazeem, Quartz Africa, "Nigeria’s harassed tech industry is crowdfunding for a legal campaign against a rogue police unit," 30 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of infuriate

Verb

1667, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1667, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for infuriate

Verb

Medieval Latin infuriatus, past participle of infuriare, from Latin in- + furia fury

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Time Traveler for infuriate

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The first known use of infuriate was in 1667

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Last Updated

11 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Infuriate.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/infuriate. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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More Definitions for infuriate

infuriate

verb
How to pronounce infuriate (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of infuriate

: to make (someone) very angry : to make (someone) furious

infuriate

verb
in·​fu·​ri·​ate | \ in-ˈfyu̇r-ē-ˌāt How to pronounce infuriate (audio) \
infuriated; infuriating

Kids Definition of infuriate

: to make furious : enrage

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