- driving to madness or frenzy: a maddening thirst.
- infuriating or exasperating: his maddening indifference to my pleas.
- raging; furious: a maddening wind.
Origin of maddening
Examples from the Web for maddeningly
And, maddeningly, “A” ended on a cliffhanger, just as a potentially explosive confrontation was about to go down.‘The Walking Dead’ Season Finale Review of ‘A’: Rick Grimes Is a Murderer
March 31, 2014
Both books feature characters that are maddeningly difficult to tell apart.Too Soon to Write: Choire Sicha’s ‘Very Recent History’
August 8, 2013
This correspondence blends the maddeningly mundane and the philosophically insightful.Book Bag: The Best Letter Collections
R. Blakeslee Gilpin
December 18, 2012
By contrast, the US mainstream media is maddeningly slow to use the word "anti-Semitic".Are the French Anti-Semites?
March 20, 2012
The process can seem needlessly and maddeningly bureaucratic.Haiti's Adoption Free-for-All
Elizabeth Foy Larsen
January 25, 2010
But Robin had become suddenly and maddeningly Caledonian again.The Right Stuff
She had never seemed to him so maddeningly beautiful as at that moment.Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo
E. Phillips Oppenheim
They got a picture of sorts, but it was maddeningly confusing and incomplete.The Galaxy Primes
Edward Elmer Smith
It was maddeningly strange to think that none hitherto had come.The Fifth Queen Crowned</p>
Ford Madox Ford
He wanted to touch her, to discover her, maddeningly he wanted to know her.The Rainbow
D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
- serving to send mad
- extremely annoying; exasperating
Word Origin and History for maddeningly
1743, from present participle of madden. Related: Maddeningly.