Definition of infuriate in English:



[with object]
  • Make (someone) extremely angry and impatient.

    ‘I was infuriated by your article’
    • ‘If there is anything that infuriates me, it is being ignored or dismissed.’
    • ‘It got to the point where it was infuriating me that much I shoved it in her mouth.’
    • ‘If anything infuriates me it's this fake morale-boosting stuff.’
    • ‘You know, it just really infuriates me to think that this is still an issue for me at the age of 36!’
    • ‘I am obviously not a football fan, but it infuriates me to see all these people who think that just because a man has money he should give it willingly to anyone who asks for it.’
    • ‘It infuriates him that they've decided to come in and say untruths about him.’
    • ‘And on the days when I say something that angers and infuriates you, tell me!’
    • ‘The suggestion that rural communities in Scotland will lose out in the broadband revolution infuriates him.’
    • ‘The level of ignorance this question represents infuriates me.’
    • ‘It infuriates me that people cause so much mindless damage, which costs the car owners a small fortune.’
    • ‘That anyone would find his lousy play any good infuriates him.’
    • ‘The whole thing infuriates me because whoever was in charge of the creative copy for this ad series was taking the easy way out, and didn't bother thinking it through completely.’
    • ‘The article that Dan talks about here just infuriates me.’
    • ‘What infuriates me most and makes me wish for a second TV at my place is the choice of ‘celebrities’ to take part in this jumble sale of food.’
    • ‘I have always found this upsetting as an environmentalist, just as the current scandal infuriates me as a typographer.’
    • ‘Don't make yourself look at what infuriates you.’
    • ‘This perpetuation of the idea that mental illness is less legitimate than physical illness absolutely infuriates me.’
    • ‘Having immersed myself in his life, it infuriates me that the man behind some of the greatest films ever made should have been reduced to this awkward, exiled and in some ways grotesque figure.’
    • ‘What infuriates me is the undervaluing of the sort of help which keeps older women reasonably fit - physiotherapy, chiropody, check-ups and so on.’
    • ‘He annoys me and infuriates me but he also kind of intrigues me.’
    enrage, incense, anger, madden, inflame, send into a rage, make someone's blood boil, stir up, fire up
    exasperating, maddening, provoking, annoying, irritating, irksome, vexing, vexatious, trying, tiresome, bothersome
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Mid 17th century: from medieval Latin infuriat- ‘made angry’, from the verb infuriare, from in- ‘into’ + Latin furia ‘fury’.