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maddening

[mad-n-ing] /ˈmæd n ɪŋ/
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
1735-1745
1735-45; madden + -ing2
Related forms
maddeningly, adverb
maddeningness, noun
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Word Origin and History for maddeningness

maddening

adj.

1743, from present participle of madden. Related: Maddeningly.

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