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Make (someone) very angry:‘the students were enraged at these new rules’
very angry, irate, furious, infuriated, angered, in a temper, incensed, raging, incandescent, fuming, ranting, raving, seething, frenzied, in a frenzy, beside oneself, outraged, in high dudgeonhostile, antagonistic, black, darkmad, hopping mad, wild, livid, as cross as two sticks, boiling, apoplectic, aerated, hot under the collar, on the warpath, up in arms, with all guns blazing, foaming at the mouth, steamed up, in a lather, in a paddy, in a filthy temper, fit to be tiedshirty, stroppysore, bent out of shape, soreheaded, teed off, ticked offropeable, snaky, crookvexin a bate, waxypissed offpissedwrathful, ireful, wrothanger, incense, infuriate, madden, inflame, incite, antagonize, provoke, rub up the wrong way, ruffle someone's feathers, exasperatehack off, drive crazy, drive mad, drive up the wall, make someone see red, make someone's blood boil, make someone's hackles rise, get someone's back up, get someone's dander up, get someone's goat, get under someone's skin, get up someone's nose, rattle someone's cagewind up, get on someone's wick, narkburn up, tee off, tick off, gravelpiss offget on someone's titsempurpleView synonyms
- ‘This will be a mammoth task as it risks enraging people already sceptical about the treaty.’
- ‘Sigh… do I have to expound on the way this aggravates and enrages me?’
- ‘What enrages you now is not last night's bad behaviour but a lifetime of bad behaviour and the marriage is over.’
- ‘And that enrages me, because I have not read a single mainstream review that sought to appreciate Gibson's basic, powerful imagery on its own terms.’
- ‘He delights in enraging his enemies.’
- ‘He was trying to tell us that this was for our own safety and that he had orders but I think he was also wary of enraging the crowd.’
- ‘‘Everything about her home enrages me,’ he snaps.’
- ‘What enrages me about the article is the comment that Catherine made regarding the use of services by architecture students.’
- ‘The question of the food that children eat enrages me, as do the companies that produce television advertisements, which are, not to put too fine a point on it, full of outrageous lies from start to finish.’
- ‘It enrages me that they relentlessly makes programmes that pander to youth, when the majority of the population is over 45.’
- ‘On one occasion a very enraged customer was dragged screaming and shouting from the shop.’
- ‘As one song led to another, I decided that there was no point leaving somewhere where I was having such a great time for somewhere which almost inevitably enrages me.’
Late 15th century (formerly also as inrage): from French enrager, from en- into + rage rage, anger.
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