[verb in-fyoor-ee-eyt; adjective in-fyoor-ee-it]

verb (used with object), in·fu·ri·at·ed, in·fu·ri·at·ing.

to make furious; enrage.


Archaic. infuriated.

Origin of infuriate

1660–70; < Medieval Latin infuriātus past participle of infuriāre to madden, enrage. See in-2, fury, -ate1
Related formsin·fu·ri·ate·ly, adverbin·fu·ri·a·tion, nounun·in·fu·ri·at·ed, adjective

Synonyms for infuriate

1. anger. See enrage. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for infuriate

Contemporary Examples of infuriate

Historical Examples of infuriate

  • The firebrand only seemed to infuriate the animal and he charged.

    Rodney, the Ranger

    John V. Lane

  • At this the grief and choler of Alcides blazed forth dark and infuriate.

  • In this manner he sought to infuriate Frank and lead him to some act of rashness.

  • There were times when her sympathy appeared to her almost to infuriate him.


    Ellen Glasgow

  • The sight of their progeny seems to infuriate them in a curious manner.

    Domesticated Animals

    Nathaniel Southgate Shaler

British Dictionary definitions for infuriate


verb (ɪnˈfjʊərɪˌeɪt)

(tr) to anger; annoy

adjective (ɪnˈfjʊərɪɪt)

archaic furious; infuriated
Derived Formsinfuriately, adverbinfuriating, adjectiveinfuriatingly, adverbinfuriation, noun

Word Origin for infuriate

C17: from Medieval Latin infuriāre (vb); see in- ², fury
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Word Origin and History for infuriate

1660s, from Italian infuriato, from Medieval Latin infuriatus, past participle of infuriare "to madden," from Latin in furia "in a fury," from ablative of furia (see fury). Related: Infuriated; infuriating; infuriatingly.

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