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Pronunciation:  `agru'veyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  action that makes a problem or a disease (or its symptoms) worse; "the aggravation of her condition resulted from lack of care"
  2. [n]  unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment
  3. [n]  an exasperated feeling of annoyance

AGGRAVATION is a 11 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: exacerbation, exasperation, irritation, provocation
 See Also: aggression, aggro, annoyance, chafe, intensification, last straw, taunt, taunting, twit, vexation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ag`gra*va"tion\, n. [LL. aggravatio: cf. F.
1. The act of aggravating, or making worse; -- used of evils,
   natural or moral; the act of increasing in severity or
   heinousness; something additional to a crime or wrong and
   enhancing its guilt or injurious consequences.

2. Exaggerated representation.

         By a little aggravation of the features changed it
         into the Saracen's head.              --Addison.

3. An extrinsic circumstance or accident which increases the
   guilt of a crime or the misery of a calamity.

4. Provocation; irritation. [Colloq.] --Dickens.

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