Definition of madden in English:

madden

Syllabification: mad·den
Pronunciation: /ˈmadn
 
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verb

[with object]
  • 1Make (someone) extremely irritated or annoyed: the audacity of the convicts maddened the governor
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    • The more complicated your life gets, the more people you interact with on a daily basis, the more incidents occur that can irritate, annoy, incense, madden, infuriate and enrage.
    • We all need the sustenance of classic and art films that madden, provoke, disturb and challenge us - at least until they come out with the Star Wars II DVD.
    • I will be in DC that day, or I would probably show up and sulk, maddened there were no women on the panel and annoyed at myself for caring.
    Synonyms
    infuriate, exasperate, irritate; incense, anger, enrage, provoke, upset, agitate, vex, irk, make someone's hackles rise, make someone see red
    informal aggravate, make someone's blood boil, make livid, get someone's goat, get someone's back up, tee off, tick off, steam someone up
  • 1.1 (often as adjective maddened) Drive (someone) insane: a maddened crowd
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    • JunoFest organizers have been busy like honey maddened bees labouring to bring you, faithful reader, the music you deserve.
    • Everything appears brazen and hard and mighty, suggestive of Angelo's own throbbing spirit and maddened soul.
    • Living in that vile woman's grasp, it was like being watched by a vigilant, maddened cat, always with the claws out, ready to pounce on us.
    Synonyms
    drive mad, drive insane, derange, unhinge, unbalance
    informal drive round/around the bend

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