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.

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Origin of maddening

First recorded in 1735–45; madden + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM maddening

mad·den·ing·ly, adverbmad·den·ing·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for maddening

maddening
/ (ˈmædənɪŋ) /

adjective

serving to send mad
extremely annoying; exasperating

Derived forms of maddening

maddeningly, adverbmaddeningness, noun
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