Definition of infuriate in US English:



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

    ‘her silences infuriated him’
    • ‘It infuriates me that people cause so much mindless damage, which costs the car owners a small fortune.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘What infuriates me is the undervaluing of the sort of help which keeps older women reasonably fit - physiotherapy, chiropody, check-ups and so on.’
    • ‘It got to the point where it was infuriating me that much I shoved it in her mouth.’
    • ‘And on the days when I say something that angers and infuriates you, tell me!’
    • ‘If anything infuriates me it's this fake morale-boosting stuff.’
    • ‘The suggestion that rural communities in Scotland will lose out in the broadband revolution infuriates him.’
    • ‘If there is anything that infuriates me, it is being ignored or dismissed.’
    • ‘This perpetuation of the idea that mental illness is less legitimate than physical illness absolutely infuriates me.’
    • ‘The article that Dan talks about here just infuriates me.’
    • ‘The level of ignorance this question represents infuriates me.’
    • ‘You know, it just really infuriates me to think that this is still an issue for me at the age of 36!’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He annoys me and infuriates me but he also kind of intrigues me.’
    • ‘Don't make yourself look at what infuriates you.’
    • ‘That anyone would find his lousy play any good infuriates him.’
    • ‘It infuriates him that they've decided to come in and say untruths about him.’
    • ‘I have always found this upsetting as an environmentalist, just as the current scandal infuriates me as a typographer.’
    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’.