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infuriating

[in-fyoo r-ee-ey-ting] /ɪnˈfyʊər iˌeɪ tɪŋ/
adjective
1.
causing or tending to cause anger or outrage; maddening:
His delay is infuriating.
Origin of infuriating
1880-1885
1880-85; infuriate + -ing2
Related forms
infuriatingly, adverb

infuriate

[v. in-fyoo r-ee-eyt; adj. in-fyoo r-ee-it] /v. ɪnˈfyʊər iˌeɪt; adj. ɪnˈfyʊər i ɪt/
verb (used with object), infuriated, infuriating.
1.
to make furious; enrage.
adjective
2.
Archaic. infuriated.
Origin
1660-70; < Medieval Latin infuriātus past participle of infuriāre to madden, enrage. See in-2, fury, -ate1
Related forms
infuriately, adverb
infuriation, noun
uninfuriated, adjective
Synonyms
1. anger. See enrage.
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  • “It looks like stealing to me,” said Jean with infuriating calmness.

    Ticktock and Jim Keith Robertson
  • And then visions of their happiness passed before his eyes, infuriating him.

  • A succession of infuriating trifles had beat upon his temper till it was worn thin.

    The Madigans Miriam Michelson
  • It was infuriating, but there just was nothing that could be done about it.

  • If it were not infuriating it would be laughable—for who is this man, who?

    The Emperor, Complete Georg Ebers
British Dictionary definitions for infuriating

infuriate

verb (ɪnˈfjʊərɪˌeɪt)
1.
(transitive) to anger; annoy
adjective (ɪnˈfjʊərɪɪt)
2.
(archaic) furious; infuriated
Derived Forms
infuriately, adverb
infuriating, adjective
infuriatingly, adverb
infuriation, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Medieval Latin infuriāre (vb); see in-², fury
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Word Origin and History for infuriating

infuriate

v.

1660s, from Italian infuriato, from Medieval Latin infuriatus, past participle of infuriare "to madden," from Latin in furia "in a fury," from ablative of furia (see fury). Related: Infuriated; infuriating; infuriatingly.

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