American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To make furious; enrage.
- adj. Archaic Furious.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To render furious or mad; enrage; make raging.
- Enraged; raging; mad: as, an infuriate lunatic.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Enraged; raging; furiously angry; infuriated.
- v. To render furious; to enrage; to exasperate.
- v. make furious
- Medieval Latin īnfuriāre, īnfuriāt- : Latin in-, intensive pref.; see in-2 + Latin furiāre, to enrage (from furia, fury; see fury). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“For those who haven't read this, it's in Chapter 1, where after a paragraph introducing me to his readership he says that I 'infuriate' him, and goes on to say why.”
“They will "infuriate" their voters if they don't keep their promise to pass repeal in the House.”
“That could "infuriate" the Greens, federal Labor's minority government partner.”
“The new speed limit area will cover an area North to South from Bolton St.to St.St.phen's Green and West to East from Church St.to Gardiner St. But the Automobile Association has claimed the new limit will 'infuriate' motorists.”
“(not to specify the violation of the seventh commandment), the dancing commenced, each performer beginning with the Walk-round of the negro minstrels, rendering its grotesqueness with a wonderful frankness of movement, and then plunging into the mysteries of her dance with a kind of infuriate grace and a fierce delight very curious to look upon.”
“The Tea Partiers, with Professor Reynolds in the lead, are New South, and there is nothing you can do to more infuriate them than the conflate them with the Old. Hence my passion.”
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“Any interference will simply serve to infuriate Iranian officials.”
“And Apple won't tell developers who their customers are unless they allow that disclosure, a move guaranteed to infuriate publishers used to knowing their readers.”
“A veto or a negative vote at the General Assembly, on the other hand, will infuriate world public opinion and lead to further negative feelings against the U.S. throughout the Islamic world.”
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