madden

verb mad·den \ ˈma-dᵊn \
|Updated on: 26 Jun 2018

Definition of madden

maddened; maddening play \ˈmad-niŋ, ˈma-dᵊn-iŋ\
: to become or act as if mad
1 : to drive mad : craze
2 : to make intensely angry : enrage

Examples of madden in a Sentence

  1. the endless swarms of mosquitoes all but maddened the explorers

  2. her perpetual tardiness maddened her friends to no end

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First Known Use of madden

1734

in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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MADDEN Defined for English Language Learners

madden

Definition of madden for English Language Learners

  • : to make (someone) angry


MADDEN Defined for Kids

madden

verb mad·den \ ˈma-dᵊn \

Definition of madden for Students

maddened; maddening
: to make angry


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