Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb madden

3 senses of madden

Sense 1
madden, craze -- (cause to go crazy; cause to lose one's mind)

Sense 2
madden -- (drive up the wall; go on someone's nerves)
       => torment, rag, bedevil, crucify, dun, frustrate -- (treat cruelly; "The children tormented the stuttering teacher")

Sense 3
madden -- (make mad; "His behavior is maddening")
       => anger -- (make angry; "The news angered him")

Antonyms of adj maddening

1 sense of maddening

Sense 1
exasperating, infuriating, maddening, vexing -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA displeasing) -> pleasing -- (giving pleasure and satisfaction; "a pleasing piece of news"; "pleasing in manner and appearance")

Similarity of adj maddening

1 sense of maddening

Sense 1
exasperating, infuriating, maddening, vexing -- (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 (vs. pleasing) -- (causing displeasure or lacking pleasing qualities)

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