Definition of madden in English:


Line breaks: mad¦den
Pronunciation: /ˈmad(ə)n


[with object]
1Drive (someone or something) insane: the tribe say that millet was discovered by a woman maddened by famine
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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.
drive mad, drive insane, derange, unhinge, unbalance
informal drive someone off their head, drive round the bend
1.1Make (someone) extremely annoyed: this is ridiculous, he told her, maddened by her reaction
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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.

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