Aggravation - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌæɡrəˈveɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word aggravation
Brit.  |ˌaɡrəˈveɪʃn|  British pronunciation of the word aggravation

noun

- an exasperated feeling of annoyance (syn: exasperation)
- unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment (syn: irritation, provocation)
- action that makes a problem or a disease (or its symptoms) worse(syn: exacerbation)

the aggravation of her condition resulted from lack of care

Examples

trying to avoid the aggravation of an existing back problem

I don't need all this aggravation.

This car has caused me nothing but aggravation.

Many talented people now feel that a career in politics isn't worth all the aggravation.

I don't need all these aggravations.

He is nothing but aggravation to me.

Johnny causes me so much aggravation!

the aggravation of her condition resulted from lack of care

Word forms

noun
singular: aggravation
plural: aggravations
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