Exasperate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪɡˈzæspəreɪt|  American pronunciation of the word exasperate
Brit.  |ɪɡˈzasp(ə)reɪt|  British pronunciation of the word exasperate


- exasperate or irritate (syn: aggravate, exacerbate)
- make furious (syn: incense, infuriate)
- make worse (syn: aggravate, exacerbate, worsen)


The criticism of his latest movie is sure to exasperate his admirers.

We were exasperated by the delays.

It exasperates me to hear comments like that.

... and her mysticism never failed to exasperate her pragmatic, mountain-climbing daughter.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: exasperate
he/she/it: exasperates
present participle: exasperating
past tense: exasperated
past participle: exasperated
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