One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
verb[WITH OBJECT]usually be enraged
Make very angry.‘the students were enraged at these new rules’
anger, incense, infuriate, madden, inflame, incite, antagonize, provoke, rub up the wrong way, ruffle someone's feathers, exasperatevery angry, irate, furious, infuriated, angered, in a temper, incensed, raging, incandescent, fuming, ranting, raving, seething, frenzied, in a frenzy, beside oneself, outraged, in high dudgeonView synonyms
- ‘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.’
- ‘Sigh… do I have to expound on the way this aggravates and enrages me?’
- ‘It enrages me that they relentlessly makes programmes that pander to youth, when the majority of the population is over 45.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘What enrages you now is not last night's bad behaviour but a lifetime of bad behaviour and the marriage is over.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘He delights in enraging his enemies.’
- ‘‘Everything about her home enrages me,’ he snaps.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘This will be a mammoth task as it risks enraging people already sceptical about the treaty.’
- ‘What enrages me about the article is the comment that Catherine made regarding the use of services by architecture students.’
- ‘On one occasion a very enraged customer was dragged screaming and shouting from the shop.’
Late 15th century (formerly also as inrage): from French enrager, from en- ‘into’ + rage ‘rage, anger’.
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