maddening

adjective

Definition of maddening

1 :tending to craze
2 a :tending to infuriate
b :tending to vex :irritating

maddeningly

play \-lē\ adverb

Examples of maddening in a Sentence

  1. He has a maddening habit of interrupting other people.

  2. She shows a maddening inability to control her children.

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First Known Use of maddening

circa 1743


MADDENING Defined for English Language Learners

maddening

adjective

Definition of maddening for English Language Learners

  • : very annoying


MADDENING Defined for Kids

maddening

adjective mad·den·ing \ ˈma-dᵊn-iŋ \

Definition of maddening for Students

:very annoying
  • Her constant chatter is maddening.


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