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  • adj. Enraged; infuriated; spitefully or furiously angry.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of incense.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Angered; enraged.
  • adj. Represented as enraged, as any wild creature depicted with fire issuing from mouth and eyes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. angered at something unjust or wrong


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  • Arnold Schwarzenegger of California incensed is the ...

    Thomas Friedman On Prop 23: This Is A Fight Worth Having

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger of California incensed is the fact that two Texas oil companies with two refineries each in California are financing a campaign to roll back California's landmark laws to slow global warming and promote clean energy innovation, because it would require the refiners to install new emission-control tools.

    Thomas Friedman On Prop 23: This Is A Fight Worth Having

  • Equally incensed is the head of the Palestinian negotiation team, Saeb Erekat, who said on Wednesday that "there are no half-way solutions on the settlements issue."

    Jamal Dajani: The Making of a Virtual Palestinian State

  • Mrs. Handsomebody greatly respected Mr. and Mrs. Mortimer Pegg, and this play of words on the name incensed her.

    Explorers of the Dawn

  • He revived but in part, and knowing that his moments were fast passing, he called the incensed captain, and before he had time to speak or strike, poured upon him such a flood of sublime and holy rebuke, rising to the grandeur of prophetic denunciation, and mingled with such melting pathos of entreaty, that the crime-steeped man was overwhelmed and fled from the scene.

    The Martyrs, and the Fugitive; or a Narrative of the Captivity, Sufferings, and Death of an African Family, and the Slavery and Escape of Their Son

  • Though industry watchers call it a minor tweak, dropping "G.I." from the name incensed many longtime customers and drastically altered their perceptions about the company's lineup and prices.

    Today in Oregon: The Oregonian

  • Bev Perdue said the governor wasn't aware of either the lengthy backlog or the Department of Revenue's overpayment policy revamps and was "incensed" -- as well she should be.

    News & Record Article Feed

  • Nearly ten years later, the sound of the word still incensed Kipperman.

    The Lampshade

  • The online music service, which was shut down in 2001 after losing a courtroom fight with record labels incensed by its free-music-for-all ethos, is relaunching itself as a legit company to sell songs online.

    Pay 2 Play

  • The unfortunate word incensed her the more; it intimated that she was ignorantly throwing too much away.

    A Chance Acquaintance


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  • Thanks, hernesheir. The "GNU Webster's 1913" just has "adj. Represented as enraged, as any wild creature depicted with fire issuing from mouth and eyes." It makes much more sense to have heraldry as a context.

    April 2, 2012

  • In heraldry, descriptive of panthers and other wild beasts depicted with fire issuing from their mouths and/or eyes.

    October 4, 2011

  • Also see incendiary.

    June 22, 2007

  • in·cense

    TRANSITIVE VERB: Inflected forms: in·censed, in·cens·ing, in·cens·es

    To cause to be extremely angry; infuriate.

    ETYMOLOGY: Middle English encensen, from Old French incenser, from Late Latin incnsre, to sacrifice, burn, from Latin incnsus, past participle of incendere, to set on fire.

    June 22, 2007