maddening maddening  /ˈmæ də nɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) extremely annoying or displeasing

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. But there was something touching, if maddening, about her refusal to renounce her love for the boy at the cost of her freedom.
  2. As Indiana Jones's creators understood, the Ark is one of the Bible's holiest objects, and also one of its most maddening McGuffins.
  3. The yawning chasm between Republican rhetoric on taxes and even informed conservative opinion is maddening to those of wonkish bent.

News

  1. Mickelson leads by one at U.S. Open

    Phil Mickelson is in a familiar position once again at the U.S. Open -- to either finally close out a win in a tournament he truly cherishes or to suffer yet another maddening close call.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

  2. U.S. Open 2013: Mickelson keeps his spot at the top

    ARDMORE, Pa. - Phil Mickelson is in a familiar position once again at the U.S. Open â?? to either finally close out a win in a tournament he truly cherishes or to suffer yet another maddening close call.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Opelousas Daily World

  3. Phil Mickelson leads after 3rd round at U.S. Open

    ARDMORE, Pa. -- Phil Mickelson is in a familiar position once again at the U.S. Open - to either finally close out a win in a tournament he truly cherishes or to suffer yet another maddening close call. Mickelson, a four-time major champion but the only player to finish runner-up five times in the U.S. Open, shot even-par 70 Saturday in the third round of the U.S. Open at unyielding Merion Golf ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Arizona Republic

Quotes

  1. "The data just didn't exist in specificity to take us there," Tenet said, referring to threats to the US homeland. "That was what was maddening."
    on Mar 24, 2004 By: George Tenet Source: INDYchannel.com

  2. "It is painful, and it's slow, and it was maddening as we were all just doing our level best as we were attempting to get there," Hatfield told the AP. "And we're going to do our best to make sure that families understand."
    on Jan 8, 2006 By: Ben Hatfield Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "Just want to personally say how sorry I am to have to do this," Reznor wrote. "I never take postponing a show lightly and if there were any possible way I could pull this off I would. This is a very frustrating and maddening situation for me...
    on Aug 8, 2008 By: Trent Reznor Source: Dose.ca

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