aggravation[ ag-ruh-vey-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF aggravation
Synonyms for aggravation
- pain in the neck
- pet peeve
Antonyms for aggravation
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR AGGRAVATION
Whatever tends to extenuate the guilt of other sins, is an aggravation of this.
It isn't the girl, you know, it's—it's the aggravation of it.
The day brought no aggravation of the symptoms; again the night was quiet.
Just worn out with the work, and the worry and the aggravation, that's all.
He meant that the Baron was free from an aggravation; he said that he lacked a consolation.
In all this there was so great an aggravation of his misery!
It was an aggravation of annoyance to have her as a witness of these contretemps.
Pig, you notice, for aggravation—Piggy in enthusiastic applause.
To me Mannering's championship was an aggravation which I could not bear.
Flesh and blood can stand a good deal of aggravation; but not that.
late 15c., from Middle French aggravation, from Late Latin aggravationem (nominative aggravatio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin aggravare "make heavier," figuratively "to embarrass further, increase in oppressiveness," from ad "to" (see ad-) + gravare "weigh down," from gravis "heavy" (see grave (adj.)). Oldest sense is "increasing in gravity or seriousness;" that of "irritation" is from 1610s.
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