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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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

Burly and opaque, Lieberman retains a preternatural ability to infuriate Netanyahu. Noga Tarnopolsky, Los Angeles Times, "Israel’s kingmaker — or is it king breaker? — could bring down Netanyahu," 16 Sep. 2019 Any inquiry looks set to infuriate leaders in the capital. Nick Cumming-bruce, BostonGlobe.com, "UN Human Rights Council to investigate killings in Philippine drug war," 11 July 2019 De Blasio, who like Gillibrand is running for the Democratic presidential nomination, also wound up infuriating police reform advocates because of the department's yearslong wait to begin disciplinary proceedings against Pantaleo. Michael R. Sisak, chicagotribune.com, "Judge recommends firing the NYPD officer who killed Eric Garner with chokehold in 2014," 2 Aug. 2019 That would further exacerbate relations between the British and Irish governments, and would infuriate nationalists in Northern Ireland, where anti-London sentiment is running high. The Economist, "No-deal could lead to the resumption of direct rule in Northern Ireland," 1 Aug. 2019 This is paired with Rockaway’s sobering depictions of sexism in tech – the way her co-workers not only harass Mel but also belittle and discredit her abilities purely because of her gender is infuriating, and sadly, all too relatable. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, "Hot Stuff: July romances offer 'knotty' self-discovery," 30 July 2019 Coats' departure comes days after Mueller's public testimony on his two-year investigation into Russian election interference and potential obstruction of justice by Trump, which officials said both emboldened and infuriated the president. Author: Zeke Miller, Eric Tucker, Deb Riechmann, Anchorage Daily News, "Trump says Dan Coats is out as national intelligence director," 29 July 2019 Coats’ departure comes days after Mueller’s public testimony on his two-year investigation into Russian election interference and potential obstruction of justice by Trump, which officials said both emboldened and infuriated the president. Zeke Miller, Time, "President Trump Says Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats Is Resigning," 29 July 2019 Without feeling formally groundbreaking, all three have been illuminating and infuriating and capable of being consumed either in smaller episodic bites or giant binged gulps. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Who Killed Garrett Phillips?': TV Review," 22 July 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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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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