incensed


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in·cense 1

 (ĭn-sĕns′)
tr.v. in·censed, in·cens·ing, in·cens·es
To cause to be extremely angry; infuriate.

[Middle English encensen, from Old French incenser, from Late Latin incēnsāre, to sacrifice, burn, from Latin incēnsus, past participle of incendere, to set on fire; see kand- in Indo-European roots.]

in·cense 2

 (ĭn′sĕns′)
n.
1.
a. An aromatic substance, such as wood or a gum, that is burned to produce a pleasant odor.
b. The smoke or odor produced by the burning of such a substance.
2. A pleasant smell.
tr.v. in·censed, in·cens·ing, in·cens·es
1. To perfume with incense.
2. To burn incense to (a deity, for example) as a ritual offering.

[Middle English encens, from Old French, from Latin incēnsum, from neuter past participle of incendere, to set on fire; see kand- in Indo-European roots.]

incensed

(ɪnˈsɛnst)
adj
greatly enraged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.incensed - angered at something unjust or wrongincensed - angered at something unjust or wrong; "an indignant denial"; "incensed at the judges' unfairness"; "a look of outraged disbelief"; "umbrageous at the loss of their territory"
angry - feeling or showing anger; "angry at the weather"; "angry customers"; "an angry silence"; "sending angry letters to the papers"

incensed

adjective angry, mad (informal), furious, cross, fuming, choked, pissed (Brit., Austral., & N.Z. slang), infuriated, enraged, maddened, exasperated, indignant, pissed off (taboo slang), irate, up in arms, incandescent, steamed up (slang), hot under the collar (informal), on the warpath (informal), wrathful, ireful (literary) She was incensed at his lack of compassion.
Translations
يُغيظ، يُثير حَفيظَة
rozlobenýrozzuřený
felbõszült
verda iš pykčio
aizkaitinātssaniknots
rozčúlený
çok kızmış

incensed

[ɪnˈsenst] ADJ [person] → furioso, furibundo

incensed

[ɪnˈsɛnst] adjrévolté(e)
to be incensed at sth → être révolté(e) par qch
to be incensed that → être révolté(e) que + subjincense stick [ˈɪnsɛnsstɪk] nbâton m d'encens

incensed

[ɪnˈsɛnst] adjfurente, furibondo/a

incensed

(inˈsenst) adjective
extremely angry. She is incensed at the decision to cancel the project.
References in classic literature ?
Heated and irritated as he was by his spasmodic toil at the pumps, for all his first nameless feeling of forbearance the sweating Steelkilt could but ill brook this bearing in the mate; but somehow still smothering the conflagration within him, without speaking he remained doggedly rooted to his seat, till at last the incensed Radney shook the hammer within a few inches of his face, furiously commanding him to do his bidding.
said Legree, stamping, with a roar like that of an incensed lion.
But the beleaguering prince was so incensed against them for their long resistance that he said he would spare none but the women and children--all men should be put to the sword without exception, and all their goods destroyed.
Luigi was incensed, and asked how it could be that the old gentleman, who was by no means dull-witted, held his trifling nephew's evidence in inferences to be of more value than Wilson's.
Look wicked, Jane: as you know well how to look: coin one of your wild, shy, provoking smiles; tell me you hate me--tease me, vex me; do anything but move me: I would rather be incensed than saddened.
This was the only retort - except glass or crockery - that the heavy creature was capable of making; but, I became as highly incensed by it as if it had been barbed with wit, and I immediately rose in my place and said that I could not but regard it as being like the honourable Finch's impudence to come down to that Grove - we always talked about coming down to that Grove, as a neat Parliamentary turn of expression - down to that Grove, proposing a lady of whom he knew nothing.
Some I have chosen of peculiar grace Elect above the rest; so is my will: The rest shall hear me call, and oft be warnd Thir sinful state, and to appease betimes Th' incensed Deitie, while offerd grace Invites; for I will cleer thir senses dark, What may suffice, and soft'n stonie hearts To pray, repent, and bring obedience due.
This allusion to the fate of William Rufus, his Relative, at once incensed and alarmed Prince John.
My friends, then, were still alive, and though I partly believed the truth of Silver's statement, that the cabin party were incensed at me for my desertion, I was more relieved than distressed by what I heard.
exclaimed the old woman, who, this time, seemed to be incensed.
If there should be no army, whither would the militia, irritated by being called upon to undertake a distant and hopeless expedition, for the purpose of riveting the chains of slavery upon a part of their countrymen, direct their course, but to the seat of the tyrants, who had meditated so foolish as well as so wicked a project, to crush them in their imagined intrenchments of power, and to make them an example of the just vengeance of an abused and incensed people?