Definition of Aggravation

1. Noun. An exasperated feeling of annoyance.

Exact synonyms: Exasperation
Generic synonyms: Annoyance, Chafe, Vexation
Derivative terms: Aggravate, Exasperate, Exasperate



2. Noun. Unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment.
Exact synonyms: Irritation, Provocation
Specialized synonyms: Aggro, Last Straw, Taunt, Taunting, Twit
Generic synonyms: Aggression
Derivative terms: Aggravate, Irritate, Provoke

3. Noun. Action that makes a problem or a disease (or its symptoms) worse. "The aggravation of her condition resulted from lack of care"
Exact synonyms: Exacerbation
Generic synonyms: Intensification
Derivative terms: Aggravate, Exacerbate

Definition of Aggravation

1. n. The act of aggravating, or making worse; -- used of evils, natural or moral; the act of increasing in severity or heinousness; something additional to a crime or wrong and enhancing its guilt or injurious consequences.

Definition of Aggravation

1. Noun. The act of aggravating, or making worse; used of evils, natural or moral; the act of increasing in severity or heinousness; something additional to a crime or wrong and enhancing its guilt or injurious consequences. ¹

2. Noun. Exaggerated representation. ¹

3. Noun. An extrinsic circumstance or accident which increases the guilt of a crime or the misery of a calamity. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Aggravation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Aggravation

1. An increasing in seriousness or severity, an act or circumstance that intensifies or makes worse. (18 Nov 1997)

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Literary usage of Aggravation

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1. Handbook on the Law of Damages by William Benjamin Hale, Roger William Cooley (1912)
"There is no rule for estimating them, but they will be left to the discretion of the jury.432 aggravation AND MITIGATION OF DAMAGES 42. ..."

2. Rights, Remedies, and Practice, at Law, in Equity, and Under the Codes: A by John Davison Lawson (1890)
"Evidence—In aggravation. — Evidence of malice is relevant in aggravation of damages.2 So is defendant's conduct of his own case, and even the language used ..."

3. A Practical Treatise on the Criminal Law of Scotland by John Hay Athole Macdonald (1877)
"But previous convic- there is one aggravation which it is always competent to charge — viz., previous conviction of a similar offence (1)—and it will be ..."

4. A Treatise on the Law of Damages: Embracing an Elementary Exposition of the by Jabez Gridley Sutherland (1893)
"Seduction as an aggravation. 985. Consequences of seduction. 986. Injury to feelings and other elements of damage. 987. Same subject; exemplary damages. ..."

5. A Treatise on the Criminal Law as Now Administered in the United States by Emlin McClain (1897)
"aggravation; degrees.— There have been English statutes for the punishment of burglary committed with violence, for instance, " burglary and striking," and ..."

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