Maddeningness

maddening

[mad-n-ing]
adjective
1.
driving to madness or frenzy: a maddening thirst.
2.
infuriating or exasperating: his maddening indifference to my pleas.
3.
raging; furious: a maddening wind.

Origin:
1735–45; madden + -ing2

maddeningly, adverb
maddeningness, noun
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maddening (ˈmædənɪŋ)
 
adj
1.  serving to send mad
2.  extremely annoying; exasperating
 
maddeningly
 
adv
 
maddeningness
 
n

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maddening
from madden, which is attested from 1735 in the sense "to become mad," 1822 in the sense "to drive to distraction" (see mad). Related: Maddeningly.
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