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synonyms for exasperate

  • agitate
  • annoy
  • disturb
  • embitter
  • enrage
  • excite
  • gall
  • incense
  • infuriate
  • irk
  • irritate
  • peeve
  • rankle
  • rile
  • vex
  • aggravate
  • anger
  • bug
  • exacerbate
  • get
  • inflame
  • madden
  • needle
  • nettle
  • pique
  • roil
  • rouse
  • T-off
  • drive up the wall
  • get under one's skin
  • make waves
  • try the patience of
  • work up
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antonyms for exasperate

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  • aid
  • appease
  • assist
  • calm
  • comfort
  • compose
  • delight
  • help
  • lull
  • make happy
  • pacify
  • please
  • quiet
  • soothe
  • tranquilize
  • alleviate
  • gladden
  • mollify
  • ease
  • placate
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How to use exasperate in a sentence

“A Buckhead secession only exasperates a problem that has been there for decades.”
AMID SURGE IN VIOLENT CRIME, ATLANTA’S WEALTHIEST NEIGHBORHOOD PONDERS NEW CITYTIM CRAIGMAY 31, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Washington was similarly exasperated during World War I when Britain used its control over international communications to limit news about the war as well as day-to-day economic information.
CHINA IS TAKING AIM AT THE KEY TO AMERICA’S DOMINANT ROLE IN THE WORLDGREGORY MITROVICHMARCH 25, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Just to exasperate Dayton further I put in a plea for gifts as against character in educational, artistic, and legislative work.
THE NEW MACHIAVELLIHERBERT GEORGE WELLS
For—perhaps this was partly the effect of the unrelenting heat—her insipid coquetries had begun to exasperate me more and more.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE EVIDENCEOLIVER ONIONS
What divisions separate the human race, and exasperate men against each other!
FEMALE SCRIPTURE BIOGRAPHIES, VOL. IIFRANCIS AUGUSTUS COX
She added several other Sayings which instead of pacifying this silly Queen, did but exasperate her the more.
THE MEMOIRS OF CHARLES-LEWIS, BARON DE POLLNITZ, VOLUME IKARL LUDWIG VON PLLNITZ
It seems to me that the best way is to describe, with the simplest precision, those things that exasperate one.
BOUVARD AND PCUCHET, PART 2GUSTAVE FLAUBERT
Charles, who had expected no such resistance, was in truth confounded, and the legate endeavoured to exasperate him still more.
HISTORY OF THE GREAT REFORMATION, VOLUME IVJ. H. MERLE D'AUBIGN
The American mind exasperated the European as a buzz-saw might exasperate a pine forest.
THE EDUCATION OF HENRY ADAMSHENRY ADAMS
De Courcy's coolness served only to exasperate his adversary.
SELF-CONTROLMARY BRUNTON
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WORDS RELATED TO EXASPERATE

  • be at
  • be on the back of
  • bother
  • bug
  • bum
  • dog
  • drive up the wall
  • exasperate
  • gall
  • get
  • get on one's nerves
  • get to
  • give a hard time
  • grate
  • hack
  • irk
  • irritate
  • nag
  • needle
  • nettle
  • peeve
  • pester
  • pick on
  • pique
  • provoke
  • tease
  • vex
  • wig
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.