maddening

[ mad-n-ing ]
/ ˈmæd n ɪŋ /

adjective

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

First recorded in 1735–45; madden + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM maddening

mad·den·ing·ly, adverbmad·den·ing·ness, noun

Definition for maddening (2 of 2)

madden
[ mad-n ]
/ ˈmæd n /

verb (used with object)

to anger or infuriate: The delays maddened her.
to make insane.

verb (used without object)

to become mad; act as if mad; rage.

Origin of madden

First recorded in 1725–35; mad + -en1

OTHER WORDS FROM madden

un·mad·dened, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for maddening (1 of 2)

maddening
/ (ˈmædənɪŋ) /

adjective

serving to send mad
extremely annoying; exasperating

Derived forms of maddening

maddeningly, adverbmaddeningness, noun

British Dictionary definitions for maddening (2 of 2)

madden
/ (ˈmædən) /

verb

to make or become mad or angry
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