Thesaurus

maddening

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of maddening

(Entry 1 of 2)

maddening

verb
present participle of madden

Synonyms & Antonyms of maddening (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to cause to go insane or as if insane
  • the endless swarms of mosquitoes all but maddened the explorers

Synonyms for maddening

Words Related to maddening

Near Antonyms for maddening

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about maddening

Time Traveler for maddening

Time Traveler

The first known use of maddening was circa 1743

See more words from the same year

Cite this Entry

“Maddening.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/maddening. Accessed 15 December 2019.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on maddening

Dictionary: Definition of maddening

Spanish Central: Translation of maddening

Nglish: Translation of maddening for Spanish Speakers

Comments on maddening

What made you want to look up maddening? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

delight or enjoyment

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble tiles that read scrabble quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!