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

transitive verb

: to make furious
infuriation noun


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in·​fu·​ri·​ate in-ˈfyu̇r-ē-ət How to pronounce infuriate (audio)
: furiously angry

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.
Recent Examples on the Web
However, Strickland remained friends with Wilson, which allegedly infuriated Armstrong. Corin Cesaric, Peoplemag, 17 Nov. 2023 But his decision to appoint Mr. Cameron and sack Ms. Braverman is likely to infuriate the Conservative Party’s right wing and inflame tensions in the party that Mr. Sunak has sought to soothe. Jill Lawless, The Christian Science Monitor, 13 Nov. 2023 Her companion, Le Le, was due to return with her but died in February from heart disease at age 25, an event that infuriated some Chinese citizens. Edward Wong Erin Schaff, New York Times, 8 Nov. 2023 The comments, as well as Cosgrave’s liking of content on X that supported Palestine and chastised Israel, paired with a lack of condemnation of the Hamas attacks on Israeli civilians, infuriated many startup founders and VCs. Alexandra Sternlicht, Fortune, 19 Oct. 2023 The state is well underway installing border wall across multiple counties along the Mexican border, including miles of barrier between Texas and New Mexico, a move that has infuriated Democrats in both states. Anna Giaritelli, Washington Examiner, 19 Oct. 2023 Tupac was infuriated, another holdover response from Afeni’s lessons about lying and stealing. Staci Robinson, Rolling Stone, 4 Nov. 2023 This infuriates Dragoş, who lashes out against those who love him. Leo Barraclough, Variety, 3 Nov. 2023 Its leaders and authorities were alternatively cruel and inept and — even more infuriating to Navalny — a bunch of greedy, hypocritical liars. David M. Herszenhorn, Washington Post, 27 Oct. 2023
These reflections—framed around a third death, which Francine does nothing to avert—will either thrill or infuriate, depending on the reader. Matthew Gavin Frank, Harper's Magazine, 21 Dec. 2022 The movie should fascinate viewers interested in Native American history and culture, and infuriate fans who still cherish their Washington football or Cleveland baseball team paraphernalia. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, 4 Apr. 2023 He also would be employed on the interior, where his quickness and ability to squeeze through gaps would frustrate centers and guards and infuriate quarterbacks. Jim McBride,, 23 Mar. 2023 Few things about the American health care system infuriate patients and doctors more than prior authorization, a common tool whose use by insurers has exploded in recent years. Lauren Sausser, CNN, 10 Mar. 2023 The smash hits of 2021, shaped by postlockdown social-distancing constraints, will take us to places and times that enhance our safety, yet continuously delight, or infuriate, through their connections to other players. IEEE Spectrum, 6 Jan. 2021 See More

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Word History



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

First Known Use


1667, in the meaning defined above


1667, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of infuriate was in 1667

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“Infuriate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


infuriated; infuriating
: to make furious : enrage

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