maddening

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 /ˈmædnɪŋ/


For the verb: "to madden"

Present Participle: maddening

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
mad•den•ing  (madn ing),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. driving to madness or frenzy:a maddening thirst.
  2. infuriating or exasperating:his maddening indifference to my pleas.
  3. raging;
    furious:a maddening wind.
madden•ing•ly, adv. 
madden•ing•ness, n. 
  • madden + -ing2 1735–45

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
mad•den /ˈmædən/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object]
  1. to cause anger;
    infuriate.
mad•den•ing, adj.: a maddening itch.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
mad•den  (madn),USA pronunciation v.t. 
  1. to anger or infuriate:The delays maddened her.
  2. to make insane.

v.i. 
  1. to become mad;
    act as if mad;
    rage.
  • mad + -en1 1725–35
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged . provoke, enrage, anger, inflame;
      exasperate, irritate, vex, annoy.
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged . calm, mollify.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

ˈmaddening /ˈmædənɪŋ/ adj
  1. serving to send mad
  2. extremely annoying; exasperating

ˈmaddeningly adv ˈmaddeningness n



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