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When we’re in the throes of anxiety, being told to “take a deep breath” can come across as overly simple or downright aggravating.
ANXIETY FEELS TERRIBLE, BUT IT HAS AN UPSIDE. HERE'S HOW TO MAKE IT WORK IN YOUR FAVORJULI FRAGAOCTOBER 28, 2021TIME
The game can be aggressively aggravating, especially given the banality of its dialogue.
‘TWELVE MINUTES’: GRUELING REPETITION WITH AN INTERESTING PAYOFFCHRISTOPHER BYRDAUGUST 27, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Tenants and landlords alike described the process as glitchy, difficult and aggravating.
WITH EVICTIONS SET TO BEGIN NEXT MONTH, HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS IN WASHINGTON-AREA RENTAL AID REMAINS UNSPENTANU NARAYANSWAMY, JONATHAN O'CONNELL, MARISSA LANG, KYLE SWENSONJUNE 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Governor Berkeley at this time was aggravating the home situation of the Virginia colonists.
HALLOWED HERITAGE: THE LIFE OF VIRGINIADOROTHY M. TORPEY
The aggravating smile of condescending wisdom kept playing about his lips.
PRISON MEMOIRS OF AN ANARCHISTALEXANDER BERKMAN
A woman will endure martyrdom with the expression of a seraph,—an extremely aggravating seraph.
THE DAUGHTERS OF DANAUSMONA CAIRD
A more aggravating annoyance, however, brings loss to the owners of the herds.
TWO BOYS IN WYOMINGEDWARD S. ELLIS
The aggravating thing is, that the expeditions may never reach their proper starting point.
MCCLURE'S MAGAZINE, VOL. 1, NO. 2, JULY, 1893VARIOUS
Though doubtless they are very aggravating, and very jealous.
WOOD MAGICRICHARD JEFFERIES
Hence come in after years parallel columns, and aggravating charges of inconsistency.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 109, AUGUST 3, 1895VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO AGGRAVATING

  • afflicting
  • aggravating
  • annoying
  • burdensome
  • disagreeable
  • disappointing
  • disturbing
  • exasperating
  • irksome
  • irritating
  • mean
  • nagging
  • pesky
  • provoking
  • teasing
  • tormenting
  • troublesome
  • troublous
  • trying
  • ugly
  • unpleasant
  • upsetting
  • wicked
  • worrisome
  • worrying
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