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infuriate

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verb in·fu·ri·ate \ in-ˈfyu̇r-ē-ˌāt \

Definition of infuriate

infuriated; infuriating
transitive verb
:to make furious

infuriatingly

play \in-ˈfyu̇r-ē-ˌā-tiŋ-lē\ adverb

infuriation

play \in-ˌfyu̇r-ē-ˈā-shən\ noun

Examples of infuriate in a Sentence

  1. I was infuriated by his arrogance.

  2. the quarterback's stupid mistake infuriated the coach

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Origin and Etymology of infuriate

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


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infuriate

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adjective in·fu·ri·ate \ in-ˈfyu̇r-ē-ət \

Definition of infuriate

:furiously angry

Examples of infuriate in a Sentence

  1. Casanova made a hasty retreat from the woman's bedroom, with the infuriate husband in hot pursuit.

First Known Use of infuriate

1667

infuriate Synonyms

Synonyms
angered, apoplectic, ballistic, cheesed off [chiefly British], choleric, enraged, foaming, fuming, furious, hopping, horn-mad, hot, incensed, indignant, inflamed (also enflamed), angry, infuriated, irate, ireful, livid, mad, outraged, rabid, rankled, riled, riley, roiled, shirty [chiefly British], sore, steamed up, steaming, teed off, ticked, wrathful, wroth
Antonyms
angerless, delighted, pleased
Related Words
ranting, raving, stormy; boiling, bristling, bristly, burning, cross, huffy, passionate, seething, sizzling, smoldering (or smouldering), worked up, wrought (up); acrid, acrimonious, antagonistic, antipathetic, bitter, embittered, inimical, malevolent, piqued, rancorous, resentful, spiteful, vengeful, vindictive, virulent, vitriolic; antisocial, cold, cool, disagreeable, disapproving, distant, frigid, icy, ill-tempered, sorehead (or soreheaded), sulky, unfriendly, unpleasant; aggravated, annoyed, bearish, bilious, cantankerous, churlish, crabby, cranky, dyspeptic, exasperated, fretful, fussy, grouchy, grumpy, ill-humored, inflammable, irascible, irritable, peevish, perturbed, petulant, put out, quick-tempered, snappish, testy, touchy; argumentative, belligerent, contentious, contrary, disputatious, ornery, pugnacious, quarrelsome, querulous
Near Antonyms
accepting, accommodating, obliging; agreeable, amenable, complaisant; amicable, cordial, friendly; content, happy, satisfied; empathetic, sympathetic, tolerant, understanding; calm, pacific, peaceable, placid, serene, tranquil, unembittered; affable, amiable, easygoing, genial, good-natured, good-tempered, kind, pleasant, sweet

INFURIATE Defined for English Language Learners

infuriate

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Definition of infuriate for English Language Learners

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


INFURIATE Defined for Kids

infuriate

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verb in·fu·ri·ate \ in-ˈfyu̇r-ē-ˌāt \

Definition of infuriate for Students

infuriated; infuriating
:to make furious :enrage


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