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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

The most common source of stress is other people, she added, but those who age successfully get the benefits of socializing without feeling threatened or exasperated by others.
YOUR PERSONALITY COULD ADD YEARS OF HEALTHY LIVINGMATT FUCHSNOVEMBER 8, 2021TIME
I was exasperated trying to figure out how to tell people to cook it this way, with this amount of heat.
DAVID CHANG AND PRIYA KRISHNA WANT YOU TO GET OVER RECIPESLUCY FELDMANOCTOBER 14, 2021TIME
We observe the way Alex exasperates employers, daycare workers and grocery clerks by simply existing in her current, impossible state.
NETFLIX'S MAID IS AN EMPATHETIC PORTRAIT OF POVERTY THAT DISPELS THE MYTH OF BOOTSTRAPPINGJUDY BERMANSEPTEMBER 27, 2021TIME
“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
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO EXASPERATE

  • be at
  • be on the back of
  • bother
  • bug
  • 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
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.