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exasperating


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Exasperate  \Ex*as"per*ate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Exsasperated}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Exasperating}.] 
  1.  To  irritate  in  a  high  degree;  to  provoke;  to  enrage;  to 
  exscite  or  to  inflame  the  anger  of  as  to  exasperate  a 
  person  or  his  feelings. 
 
  To  exsasperate  them  against  the  king  of  France. 
  --Addison. 
 
  2.  To  make  grievous,  or  more  grievous  or  malignant;  to 
  aggravate;  to  imbitter;  as  to  exasperate  enmity. 
 
  To  exasperate  the  ways  of  death.  --Sir  T. 
  Browne. 
 
  Syn:  To  irritate;  provoke.  See  {Irritate}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  exasperating 
  adj  1:  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"  [syn:  {infuriating}, 
  {maddening},  {vexing}] 
  2:  making  worse  [syn:  {aggravating},  {exacerbating}] 




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