- Make (someone) very angry: the students were enraged at these new rulesMore example sentences
anger, incense, infuriate, madden, inflame, incite, antagonize, provoke, rub up the wrong way, ruffle someone's feathers, exasperate• informal hack off, drive mad/crazy, drive up the wall, make someone see red, make someone's blood boil, make someone's hackles rise, get someone's back up, get someone's dander up, get someone's goat, get under someone's skin, get up someone's nose, rattle someone's cage• vulgar slang piss offBritish • vulgar slang get on someone's tits• rare empurpleirate, furious, infuriated, angered, in a temper, incensed, raging, incandescent, fuming, ranting, raving, seething, frenzied, in a frenzy, beside oneself, outraged, in high dudgeon; hostile, antagonistic, black, dark• informal mad, hopping mad, wild, livid, as cross as two sticks, boiling, apoplectic, aerated, hot under the collar, on the warpath, up in arms, with all guns blazing, foaming at the mouth, steamed up, in a lather, in a paddy, in a filthy temper, fit to be tiedWest Indian • informal vexBritish • informal , • dated in a bate, waxy• vulgar slang pissed offNorth American • vulgar slang pissed
- On one occasion a very enraged customer was dragged screaming and shouting from the shop.
- He was trying to tell us that this was for our own safety and that he had orders but I think he was also wary of enraging the crowd.
- This will be a mammoth task as it risks enraging people already sceptical about the treaty.
late 15th century (formerly also as inrage): from French enrager, from en- 'into' + rage 'rage, anger'.