- to anger or infuriate: The delays maddened her.
- to make insane.
Origin of madden
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1. provoke, enrage, anger, inflame; exasperate, irritate, vex, annoy.
1. calm, mollify.
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Examples from the Web for madden
Do you think Madden made a genuine contribution to the culture of the period with his nightclubs?When New York City Hit Its Stride
July 17, 2014
He's Eyetalian,” said Mr. Madden, “and he might know all that kind of stuff.Portrait of the Consummate Con Man
May 17, 2014
Madden said he had next to no knowledge about criminal justice.
As Whitmire and Madden plotted in Texas, the idea was sprouting roots across the country.
“I wandered across the hall one day in late January and sat down with John,” Madden said.
He started for Madden, when Hogan caught him under the arms.
Madden did not know this, so it threw him off the track at his first step.
Madden quivered at his impotence to put his hand on the thief in the crowd.
"Something like that," agreed Madden, tossing his buoy into the water.
"You can put things so raw, Madden," responded Caradoc with a ghost of a smile.
- to make or become mad or angry
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Word Origin and History for madden
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