maddening


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Related to maddening: maddeningly, placating

mad·den

 (măd′n)
v. mad·dened, mad·den·ing, mad·dens
v.tr.
1. To make angry; irritate.
2. To cause (someone) to go mad; drive to madness.
v.intr.
To become infuriated.

mad′den·ing·ly adv.

maddening

(ˈmædənɪŋ)
adj
1. serving to send mad
2. extremely annoying; exasperating
ˈmaddeningly adv
ˈmaddeningness n

mad•den•ing

(ˈmæd n ɪŋ)

adj.
1. driving to madness: maddening thirst.
2. vexing: maddening apathy.
mad′den•ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.maddening - extremely annoying or displeasingmaddening - extremely annoying or displeasing; "his cavelier curtness of manner was exasperating"; "I've had an exasperating day"; "her infuriating indifference"; "the ceaseless tumult of the jukebox was maddening"
displeasing - causing displeasure or lacking pleasing qualities

maddening

adjective infuriating, exasperating, annoying, irritating, upsetting, provoking, aggravating (informal), vexing, irksome, bothersome Shopping in the sales can be maddening.
Translations
مُسَبِّب للجُنون
pobuřující
irriterende
óòolandi
poburujúci
çıldırtıcıdelirtici

maddening

[ˈmædnɪŋ] ADJ [delay, habit, trait] → exasperante
she had a maddening smirk on her facesu rostro tenía una sonrisita exasperante
it's (quite) maddening!¡es desesperante!, ¡es como para desesperarse!
he can be absolutely maddening at timesa veces puede sacarte de quicio

maddening

[ˈmædənɪŋ] adjexaspérant(e)

maddening

adjunerträglich, zum Verrücktwerden; delayunerträglich, lästig; habitaufreizend; the maddening thing is that …das Verrückte daran ist, dass …; isn’t it maddening?ist das nicht ärgerlich?; this is maddening!das ist (ja) zum Verrücktwerden!

maddening

[ˈmædnɪŋ] adjesasperante

mad

(mӕd) adjective
1. mentally disturbed or insane. Ophelia went mad; You must be mad.
2. (sometimes with at or with) very angry. She was mad at me for losing my keys.
3. (with about) having a great liking or desire for. I'm just mad about Harry.
ˈmadly adverb
ˈmadness noun
ˈmadden verb
to make mad or very angry. The animal was maddened by the pain.
ˈmaddening adjective
likely to cause anger. maddening delays.
ˈmaddeningly adverb
ˈmadmanplural ˈmadmen: feminine ˈmadwoman plural ˈmadwomen noun
a person who is insane. He drove/fought like a madman.
mad ˈcow disease noun
a fatal disease of cattle, which can affect also humans who eat meat from infected cattle.
like mad
wildly, desperately, very quickly etc. struggling/trying/running like mad.
References in classic literature ?
It's perfectly maddening to think of those lovely limes," sighed Amy, with the air of a martyr.
He could speak a little Spanish, and also a language which nobody understood, unless it was the mocking-bird that hung on the other side of the door, whistling his fluty notes out upon the breeze with maddening persistence.
It was a terrific, most pitiable, and maddening sight.
In truth, it was almost maddening for a strong man like him, a fighter, to have to lie there helpless on his back.
But he is not listening to them, he is there for business; he is not minding the cloak-bearers that come fluttering around to confuse him; he chases this way, he chases that way, and hither and yon, scattering the nimble banderillos in every direction like a spray, and receiving their maddening darts in his neck as they dodge and fly - oh, but it's a lively spectacle, and brings down the house