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 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

That Rita helps June out of Gilead instead of helping herself is infuriating to me. refinery29.com, "The Handmaid's Tale Still Has A White Female Privilege Problem," 11 July 2018 Yes, at times Stephenson could be infuriating to watch. Jordan Guskey, Indianapolis Star, "Lance Stephenson: The best and worst of his Indiana Pacers career," 25 June 2018 Chef Jose Garces has a full plate of legal troubles and his lawyer’s latest maneuver is infuriating his business partners. Aubrey Nagle, Philly.com, "Philly schools focus on freshmen, food insecurity takes a toll on Philly neighborhoods | Morning Newsletter," 21 May 2018 Eminent domain can be infuriating on its face, but that doesn’t let the filmmakers off the hook for creating authentic characters and deeper emotional connections with the viewer. Barbara Vandenburgh, azcentral, "Eminent-domain drama 'Little Pink House' on shaky ground," 10 May 2018 Even married Alison can hold the podium for a while, because her husband is infuriating. Ali Wentworth, Town & Country, "When Did a Happy Marriage Become So Taboo?," 6 Apr. 2018 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

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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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