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 infuriate (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 The example is a reminder of the novelty of Scruton’s thought, and his rationalizations of the seemingly irrational that so infuriate his critics. Barnaby Crowcroft, National Review, "Eternal Lessons from Wagner’s Last Opera," 26 Dec. 2020 Testifying before the committees Biden officials would likely make comments that would infuriate the hyper-sensitive nationalists in India. Nayan Chanda, Quartz India, "Biden’s pre-election comments may not be the most reliable indicators of his policies for India," 21 Dec. 2020 The head of the Tibetan government in exile has visited the White House for the first time in six decades, a move that could infuriate Beijing, which has accused the United States of trying to destabilize the region. NBC News, "Tibetan political leader visits White House for first time in six decades," 21 Nov. 2020 The system has become a shorthand for anxieties over what other potential incidents may infuriate China. Los Angeles Times, "From a crab shack to Hyundai, China’s wrath over a U.S. missile defense system weighs on South Korea," 19 Nov. 2020 Such a move would infuriate Beijing and accelerate a deterioration in relations between the two nations on a variety of issues. Justin Sink, Fortune, "Trump bans Americans from investing in firms controlled by China’s military," 13 Nov. 2020 The answer will surprise you, and maybe infuriate you. Steven Levy, Wired, "Why Just Zoom When You Can Bend Reality?," 13 Nov. 2020 The move is likely to infuriate China, which regards Taiwan as a renegade province and has reacted angrily to previous weapons sales' announcements to the island. NBC News, "China says U.S. sends out 'wrong signals' to Taiwan on proposed drone sale," 4 Nov. 2020 Guthrie seemed to infuriate Trump with her quick questions and real-time fact-checking of some of his most egregious whoppers. Susan B. Glasser, The New Yorker, "The Presidential Town Halls Were Mister Rogers Versus Nasty Uncle Trump," 16 Oct. 2020

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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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The first known use of infuriate was in 1667

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9 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Infuriate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/infuriate. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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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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