infuriare

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

in- (derivational prefix) +‎ furia (fury, rage) +‎ -are (1st conjugation verbal suffix)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /in.fuˈrja.re/, [iɱfuˈr̺jäːr̺e̞]
  • Hyphenation: in‧fu‧rià‧re

Verb[edit]

infuriare

  1. Meanings taking essere as the auxiliary:
    1. (intransitive, rare) To become enraged or furious.
      Synonyms: adirarsi, infuriarsi
    2. (transitive, rare) To enrage, to infuriate.
      Basta un nulla per infuriarloAny trifle is enough to enrage him.
  2. Meanings taking avere as the auxiliary:
    1. (intransitive) To rage.
      Il temporale infuriò per tutta la notte.The storm raged all night long.
      Synonym: scatenarsi
    2. (intransitive, of people) To fight or struggle violently; to rage
      Synonym: imperversare
      • 1825, Vincenzo Monti, transl., Iliade [Iliad], Milan: Giovanni Resnati e Gius. Bernardoni di Gio, translation of Ἰλιάς (Iliás) by Homer, published 1840, Book XI, page 231:
        e giù dal cocchio ¶ Altri cadea boccone, altri supino ¶ Sotto i colpi del re, che innanzi a tutti ¶ Oltre modo coll’asta infurïava.
        And some fell from the chariot face prone, some others supine, under the blows of the king, who raged with his javelin more than anyone else.

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References[edit]

  • infuriare in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana