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1‘what maddens people most is his vagueness’
infuriate, exasperate, irritate
incense, anger, enrage, send into a rage, inflame, annoy, provoke, upset, agitate, vex, irk, pique, gall, make someone's hackles rise, raise someone's hackles, make someone's blood boil, make someone see red, get someone's back up
informal aggravate, bug, get up someone's nose, make livid
British informal nark
2‘they were maddened with pain’
drive mad, drive insane, derange, unhinge, unbalance
informal drive someone off their head, drive round the bend
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