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

infuriatingly \ in-​ˈfyu̇r-​ē-​ˌā-​tiŋ-​lē How to pronounce infuriatingly (audio) \ adverb
infuriation \ in-​ˌfyu̇r-​ē-​ˈā-​shən How to pronounce infuriation (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

Instead Pemberton and Campbell charm Ellen and the audience, further infuriating Sheldon. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, "The Big Bang Theory," 5 Apr. 2019 But where Napster infuriated the music and movie industries, Zennström and Friis hoped to cooperate with them. Toivo Tänavsuu, Ars Technica, "“How can they be so good?”: The strange story of Skype," 3 Sep. 2018 Which is what made what happened next so incomprehensible, so infuriating. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "A Maddening Season Finale for The Handmaid’s Tale," 11 July 2018 This scheme for managing lottery winnings struck some people as enviable and others as infuriating. Kelsey Piper, Vox, "What should you do if you win the lottery? Start a foundation.," 29 Oct. 2018 To give just one infuriating illustration, Twitter has until now failed to stem a torrent of fake accounts impersonating figures in and around the blockchain industry and trying to swindle users out of cryptocurrency. David Z. Morris, Fortune, "Twitter’s Huge Purge of Fake Accounts Could Lead to Decline in User Numbers," 7 July 2018 From March to May, more than 50,000 migrants were apprehended each month, infuriating a president who campaigned on securing the border. Maria Sacchetti, Washington Post, "HHS secretary says Trump administration rushing to reunite migrant families separated at the border," 5 July 2018 What particularly infuriates Bronfman is the discrimination of the Israeli government against the Jews of the diaspora, like himself, whose religious observance is more relaxed. Lisa Miller, Daily Intelligencer, "The Face of Birthright Israel Is Speaking Out Against the Prime Minister," 30 May 2018 While Sanders' unkempt hair is seen as a fun trademark, Hillary Clinton’s signature coif was enough to infuriate some people, like Martin Shekreli, whose comments on it got him thrown in jail. Jennifer Wright, Harper's BAZAAR, "Bernie Sanders' Sexism Problem," 27 Feb. 2019

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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 How to pronounce infuriate (audio) \
infuriated; infuriating

Kids Definition of infuriate

: to make furious : enrage

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