infuriation

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Etymology[edit]

infuriate +‎ -ion

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Noun[edit]

infuriation (countable and uncountable, plural infuriations)

  1. (uncountable) Extreme anger.
    Synonyms: rage, fury
    • 1849, Emma Jane, Autobiography of Maude Bolingbroke, London: Wertheim and Macintosh, Chapter 8, p. 114,[1]
      He had several long arguments with Annie, but to no purpose; and after his last interview with her, he returned to the saloon in a state little short of infuriation.
    • 2008, Sloane Crosley, “You On a Stick” in I Was Told There’d Be Cake, New York: Riverhead Books, p. 178,[2]
      Any compassion I felt for my middle school friend had evaporated, leaving little hard nuggets of infuriation.
  2. (countable) Something that causes extreme anger; an expression or instance of extreme anger.
    • 1923, T. E. Lawrence, letter to Edward Garnett dated 16 December, 1923, in David Garnett (ed.), Letters of T. E. Lawrence, London: Jonathan Cape, 1938, p. 444,
      He likes the chapters in which I ramble round among the cobwebs of my own mind—those you wanted cut! Quaint, isn’t it? He also likes others, which you praised.
      That’s one infuriation of letters, of all artistic effort… their lack of an absolute.
    • 1942, Wallace Stevens, “Credences of Summer” in The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens, New York: Knopf, 1971, p. 372,
      [] spring’s infuriations over and a long way
      To the first autumnal inhalations,