infuriate

verb
in·fu·ri·ate | \in-ˈfyu̇r-ē-ˌāt \
infuriated; infuriating

Definition of infuriate 

(Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to make furious

infuriate

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

Definition of infuriate (Entry 2 of 2)

: furiously angry

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Other Words from infuriate

Verb

infuriatingly \in-ˈfyu̇r-ē-ˌā-tiŋ-lē \ adverb
infuriation \in-ˌfyu̇r-ē-ˈā-shən \ 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

Usually via the internet, which is one-stop shopping for everything wonderful and infuriating. Lisa Scottoline, Philly.com, "Internet hacks get on my last nerve | Lisa Scottoline," 1 June 2018 State of Decay’s continued lack of polish is sort of infuriating, and not just for the obvious reasons. Steven Strom, Ars Technica, "State of Decay 2 review: Shambling toward nothing," 22 May 2018 Caesar's hypocrisy infuriates him, but so does the eager willingness of the Roman mob to accept that hypocrisy and cheer it on. Steve Donoghue, The Christian Science Monitor, "'Tyrant' examines the evidence of popular attraction to demagogues as seen in Shakepeare's plays," 15 May 2018 This reaction infuriated me as there is no sweet-tart-tangy combination more wonderful than chaat masala on watermelon slices. Priya Krishna, Bon Appetit, "The Indian Spice Mix I Put on Almond Butter Toast, and Everything Else Honestly," 7 May 2018 The prisoner was an Eastern gray squirrel, the species — Sciurus carolinensis — that had been infuriating President Dwight D. Eisenhower by burying nuts in the golf practice hole that had been installed on the White House grounds. John Kelly, Washington Post, "In 1955, the White House waged warfare against some furry terrorists: squirrels," 14 Apr. 2018 The last thing the large group of Democratic senators running in pro-Trump states need right now is a vote that could either infuriate the GOP’s right-to-life base or discourage anti-Trump Democratic voters. Ed Kilgore, Daily Intelligencer, "How Will the SCOTUS Confirmation Fight Affect the Midterms?," 28 June 2018 That’s like one of the things that is infuriating about the whole thing. Kailyn Brown, latimes.com, "Porochista Khakpour's long struggle with being 'Sick'," 21 June 2018 Ordinarily, this is the sort of thing that would infuriate me greatly, since companies going out of their way to spend thousands of dollars on custom fonts for no good reason is just irritating. Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge, "Even Arby’s has its own custom font to make fun of bespoke typefaces," 30 May 2018

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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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More Definitions for infuriate

infuriate

verb

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 \
infuriated; infuriating

Kids Definition of infuriate

: to make furious : enrage

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