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 Republicans have been generally loathe to point this phenomenon out, which is particularly infuriating given the massive political hay Democrats have made off a budget shortfall that happened in Kansas several years ago. John Hirschauer, National Review, "New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy Abandons the ‘Millionaires Tax’," 1 July 2019 There was no explanation as to why we were being held, and no regard for our flight times, which was infuriating. Emily Shippee, Teen Vogue, "Michelle Wie, Ibtihaj Muhammad, Sloane Stephens, and Becca Longo on Achieving Their Dreams in Sports," 11 Jan. 2018 The inspections have infuriated many islanders, who have yet to receive an explanation from US officials. Brian Macquarrie, BostonGlobe.com, "On quiet Campobello Island,," 19 Jan. 2020 Pacific Gas & Electric's decision to pre-emptively cut power to millions of customers during intensely dry, windy weather has infuriated residents and prompted some officials to call for a public takeover of the company. Arkansas Online, "California utility sees deal hopes imperiled," 15 Dec. 2019 Conservative Edition News is a repository of stories guaranteed to infuriate the American right. Nicole Perlroth, New York Times, "A Former Fox News Executive Divides Americans Using Russian Tactics," 21 Nov. 2019 Mary Louise got close to Celeste’s friends, then criticized and infuriated them. Hal Boedeker, orlandosentinel.com, "‘Big Little Lies’: Meryl Streep dazzled to the end," 22 July 2019 Portland gets a big man and big mystery, a player who can get a double-double just by lining up at center but then can infuriate you just as much. Dave Hyde, sun-sentinel.com, "Hyde5: Heat deal Whiteside in win-win; now must salvage Jimmy Butler trade," 1 July 2019 Bad actors are using technology to steal from us in some of the most clever, infuriating ways. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, "5 Impressive Ways Criminals Use Wireless Signals to Steal Everything—Even Your Car," 27 Nov. 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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22 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“Infuriate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/infuriate. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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More Definitions for infuriate

infuriate

verb
How to pronounce infuriate (audio)

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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