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Meaning of EXASPERATION

Pronunciation:  ig`zaspu'reyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  actions that cause great irritation (or even anger)
  2. [n]  an exasperated feeling of annoyance
 

EXASPERATION is a 12 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: aggravation
 
 See Also: annoyance, annoyance, annoying, chafe, exacerbation, irritation, vexation, vexation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ex*as`per*a"tion\, n. [L. exasperatio: cf. F.
exasp['e]ration.]
1. The act of exasperating or the state of being exasperated;
   irritation; keen or bitter anger.

         Extorted from him by the exasperation of his
         spirits.                              --South.

2. Increase of violence or malignity; aggravation;
   exacerbation. ``Exasperation of the fits.'' --Sir H.
   Wotton.

 
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