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 In the process, however, Strahan has alienated many who share his goals, and infuriated those who don’t. BostonGlobe.com, "The ‘Prince of Whales’ wages a relentless and abrasive fight to save a species," 15 Sep. 2019 Future The Prince), premiered recently at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), and the subject might infuriate some people. Karen Bliss, Billboard, "How Andrew Renzi Got Drake Involved In His Documentary About Deported U.S. Veterans," 13 Sep. 2019 That may force him to seek an unwieldy, left-leaning coalition of three or even four parties after the vote, infuriating his party’s conservative base. The Economist, "Elections in the east test Germany’s creaky unity government," 31 Aug. 2019 Johnson’s request that Queen Elizabeth II suspend parliament until a Queen’s Speech on Oct. 14 has infuriated the political opposition and led to talk of a constitutional crisis. Fox News, "'Bumbling' Boris Johnson shows his ruthless streak with dramatic step closer to sealing Brexit," 29 Aug. 2019 But Nanfu Wang and Jialing Zhang, the directors of this disturbing, infuriating but scrupulously non-exploitative movie, have a rather different moral purpose in mind. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: ‘One Child Nation’ is a powerful, painful look at impact of China’s policy," 15 Aug. 2019 The move has not only upset the residents of J&K but also infuriated neighboring Pakistan, which views itself as the protector of Kashmir’s Muslim population. Alex Ward, Vox, "The latest crisis between India and Pakistan over Kashmir, explained in under 600 words," 8 Aug. 2019 Jackson became infuriated, believing his authority was being questioned. Terry Pluto, cleveland.com, "Cleveland Browns: What’s behind Bob Wylie ripping Freddie Kitchens? — Terry Pluto," 7 Aug. 2019 What is both intriguing and infuriating to me is that American politicians refuse to talk about any of this. Jonah Goldberg, National Review, "Why Won’t American Politicians Talk about Chinese Authoritarianism?," 26 June 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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1 Nov 2019

Time Traveler for infuriate

The first known use of infuriate was in 1667

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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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