[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 infuriated

Contemporary Examples of infuriated

Historical Examples of infuriated

  • It was in a pause for breath that she raised her infuriated head and espied the intruder.

    The Night Riders

    Ridgwell Cullum

  • It would have infuriated him and glazed his eyes with a red film of hate.

    The Man the Martians Made

    Frank Belknap Long

  • The Baron went back to his flagship an infuriated, but by no means a wiser man.

    Captain Blood

    Rafael Sabatini

  • "I'll cut your ears for you if you're not civil," stormed the infuriated Binet.


    Rafael Sabatini

  • "I don't wonder you haven't anything to say," said the infuriated dame.

British Dictionary definitions for infuriated


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 infuriated



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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper