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anger, as said. Even stronger: "To get someone in a towering rage". To "annoy" is far milder.
Usage: Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor infuriated the American people. Nazi Germany's actions infuriated them. But Fascist Italy's actions merely annoyed them. (My Italian-American grandparents would've strung up Hitler and Tojo , but Mussolini - life sentence, early release.)
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