Definition of Aggravating

1. Adjective. Making worse.

Exact synonyms: Exacerbating, Exasperating
Similar to: Intensifying



Definition of Aggravating

1. a. Making worse or more heinous; as, aggravating circumstances.

Definition of Aggravating

1. Verb. (present participle of aggravate) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Aggravating

1. aggravate [v] - See also: aggravate

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aggravating

aggrandizement
aggrandizements
aggrandizer
aggrandizers
aggrandizes
aggrandizing
aggrate
aggrated
aggrates
aggrating
aggravate
aggravated
aggravatedly
aggravates
aggravating (current term)
aggravatingly
aggravation
aggravations
aggravative
aggravatives
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aggrecan
aggrecanase
aggrecanases
aggregabilities
aggregability
aggregate
aggregate anaphylaxis
aggregate fruit

Literary usage of Aggravating

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1. The Police Power, Public Policy and Constitutional Rights by Ernst Freund (1904)
"aggravating circumstances.—The following aggravating conditions in connection with gambling have become the subject of legislation: (a) Common gamblers. ..."

2. The Police Power, Public Policy and Constitutional Rights by Ernst Freund (1904)
"aggravating circumstances.—The following aggravating conditions in connection with gambling have become the subject of legislation : (a) Common gamblers. ..."

3. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"The participial adjective aggravating has seldom bee used to mean anything except “annoying” since tli middle third of the 19th century; it may have been, ..."

4. A Journal Or Historical Account of the Life, Travels, Sufferings, Christian by George Fox, William Penn, Margaret Askew Fell Fox (1839)
"perance, and patience be known unto all men in the seed of God. For 4 that which reacheth to the aggravating part without life, sets up the ag- 4 ..."

5. A Treatise on the Law of Carriers of Passengers by Norman Fetter (1897)
"SAME—aggravating CIRCUMSTANCES. aggravating circumstances may exist which impel courts to declare an attempt to get on or off a moving train negligence per ..."

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