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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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 Sessions recused himself last year from all investigations involving the 2016 election, including the special counsel's probe, a decision that continues to infuriate the President. Pamela Brown, CNN, "Trump considering firing Rosenstein to check Mueller," 10 Apr. 2018 But a crime wave and countless scandals under the current president, Enrique Peña Nieto, have infuriated voters; the rise of social media has spread the outrage. The Economist, "The victory of Andrés Manuel López Obrador starts a new era in Mexico," 2 July 2018 But only Kellman was treated for the ailment — a fact that infuriates the siblings. Amy Kaufman, latimes.com, "The surreal, sad story behind the acclaimed new doc 'Three Identical Strangers'," 1 July 2018 Assange, whose leak of classified U.S. documents infuriated U.S. government officials, has been a sticking point between the two nations. Washington Post, "The story must be told.," 29 June 2018 The Levante includes stop-and-go adaptive cruise control, making bumper-to-bumper traffic much less infuriating. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "Classic Maserati with a pinch of Chrysler: The Levante S GranSport, reviewed," 8 June 2018 That decision infuriated some Georgia conservatives and, within hours, several candidates called on the Legislature to reject the tax break. Greg Bluestein, ajc, "Today is the last day of early voting in Georgia: Catch up on the governor’s race.," 18 May 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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