inflamed with anger; enraged: "I will not tolerate discrimination of any kind within my administration!" said the incensed mayor, filled with righteous indignation.
the simple past tense and past participle of incense2.
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How to use incensed in a sentence
They were so incensed that they resigned and founded another journal, October, which remains an influential voice among old-guard supporters of the avant-garde.Artist Lynda Benglis became controversial in an instant, but her career has thrived for decades | Philip Kennicott | August 26, 2021 | Washington Post
You can first identify leakage points by turning on your kitchen and bathroom exhaust fans, creating a slight pressure differential between indoors and outdoors, then holding up a lit incense stick to potential problem areas.How to stop your house’s expensive drafts — and save the planet | Sarah Kaplan | January 27, 2021 | Washington Post
They voted with their feet, like the Fox News viewers incensed by the network's accurate 2020 election coverage who switched to Newsmax.
There’s a humorous element to seeing fans angrily tweet at royal family accounts, incensed by what they have just witnessed O’Connor or Olivia Colman’s Elizabeth enact on-screen.As ‘The Crown’ tackles recent history with Princess Diana, the show hits a nerve | Sonia Rao | November 19, 2020 | Washington Post
Despite the 2008 ruling in District of Columbia v Heller which established a right to bear arms for self-defence, conservatives have become increasingly incensed at state and local laws governing gun ownership.How Presidents Have Shaped The US Supreme Court – And Why The Choice Of Its Next Justice Is So Crucial | LGBTQ-Editor | September 23, 2020 | No Straight News
In a Hot Springs, Arkansas, stud-poker game, a player named Burke became justly incensed one evening because he could not win.
Her incensed mother contacted a lawyer, hoping to block publication; Polanski had not made her sign a release.The Roman Polanski ‘Girl’ Speaks Out: Speedreading Samantha Geimer’s Memoir | Thomas Flynn | September 12, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The family, villagers, and the Taliban were even incensed by a shampoo commercial, featuring Humira, which played on television.
It incensed the students, to the extent that they actually shouted me down.The Pointlessness of Some Disaster Charity After the Indian Floods | Dilip D’Souza | June 26, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Snipes became further incensed when he learned that Ryan Reynolds and Jessica Biel had been hired to co-star in the film.Out of Jail, Does Wesley Snipes Have a Second Act? | Allison Samuels | June 7, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
But there's no denying that I behaved disgracefully to—you know—and Dr. Ashton has good reason to be incensed.Elster's Folly | Mrs. Henry Wood
It may be, of course, that the responsibility was thrown on the lady in order to restrain the hand of the incensed king.King Robert the Bruce | A. F. Murison
But mother and Maxim bravely defended Stenka, and I was deeply incensed at father, who despotically terminated the discussion.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist | Alexander Berkman
M. d'Infreville, justly incensed against me, had not left me a sou, and my mother and I became terribly poor.The Seven Cardinal Sins: Envy and Indolence | Eugne Sue
This action incensed the emperor, who immediately dispatched an army of eighty thousand men against the city.