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

And when numbers simply can’t convey the costs of a humanitarian crisis, there’s an infuriating paradox at play. Brian Resnick, Vox, "Why it’s so hard to get people to care about mass suffering," 27 Nov. 2018 Many northerners think such a ban would infuriate herders and fuel further conflict. The Economist, "Fighting between Nigerian farmers and herders is getting worse," 7 June 2018 But Johnson laid bare his regulatory intentions after being apparently infuriated by some of Gottlieb’s recent comments to reporters and on Twitter. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Drug access law Trump just signed will cripple FDA—senator is making sure of it," 1 June 2018 Palestinians want east Jerusalem as their future capital and were infuriated by the embassy moves. Fox News, "Paraguay to open Jerusalem embassy next week," 17 May 2018 What this can lead to is communities and, eventually, a nation infuriated by things others don’t know about. Dipayan Ghosh And Ben Scott, Time, "Facebook’s New Controversy Shows How Easily Online Political Ads Can Manipulate You," 19 Mar. 2018 NBC News Chairman Andy Lack sharply criticized her at an internal town hall meeting, a move that infuriated Ms. Kelly, people close to her and the network said. Joe Flint, WSJ, "After Months of Struggle, NBC’s $69 Million Bet on Megyn Kelly Flames Out," 26 Oct. 2018 Cindy is on a mission to ensure that her letter to Santa arrives at the North Pole by Christmas, and her cheerful determination only serves to infuriate the Grinch more. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "Benedict Cumberbatch voices the Grinch in the new movie. It’s pretty fun!," 9 Nov. 2018 There hasn't yet been a response on whether Washington will agree to a move that would be expensive and sure to infuriate Moscow. Vanessa Gera, Fox News, "Poland marks Army Day with parade, call for US military base," 15 Aug. 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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