exasperate

[ verb ig-zas-puh-reyt; adjective ig-zas-per-it ]SEE DEFINITION OF exasperate

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EXASPERATE

Rather submit to anything than exasperate his enemies; so she rose, with an effort.

Erasmus wished to please the Pope and not exasperate Luther.

It would not subdue the savages; it would only exasperate them.

The effect of this dialogue on the listener was not to melt, but exasperate her.

Bendel would shrug his shoulders, grin, and exasperate his wife.

My wintry smile at that resemblance seemed to exasperate him.

Knowing what was his want, how could she exasperate it by talking thus of her own?

Marjory smiled deliberately as though to exasperate her; I smiled because Marjory was smiling.

You know, it does exasperate me the way people will not leave things alone.

I don't care a rap—as you elegantly express it—what airs you put on to exasperate me.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR EXASPERATE

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