in·​fu·​ri·​at·​ing | \ in-ˈfyu̇r-ē-ˌā-tiŋ \

Definition of infuriating

: causing feelings of extreme anger an infuriating delay infuriating arrogance Oakes was entitled to a certain amount of gloating, but there could be no doubt that his way of telling a story was downright infuriating.— P. G. Wodehouse Always provocative, sometimes infuriating, this collection reminds us that the purpose of art is not to confirm and coddle but to provoke and confront.— Jill Nelson "I'm not obliged to love you," he says, his eyes glittering coldly with an infuriating lack of passion.— Lisa Schwarzbaum He has an infuriating (and admirable) disregard for what people think of him.— Cynthia Crossen

Other Words from infuriating

infuriatingly adverb
an infuriatingly slow process A true college town can be infuriatingly insular. — Peter Fish

First Known Use of infuriating

1702, in the meaning defined above

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