Definition of Exasperating

1. Adjective. Extremely annoying or displeasing. "The ceaseless tumult of the jukebox was maddening"

Exact synonyms: Infuriating, Maddening, Vexing
Similar to: Displeasing



2. Adjective. Making worse.
Exact synonyms: Aggravating, Exacerbating
Similar to: Intensifying

Definition of Exasperating

1. Verb. (present participle of exasperate) ¹

2. Adjective. That exasperates, infuriates, annoys or irritates ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Exasperating

1. exasperate [v] - See also: exasperate

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Literary usage of Exasperating

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1. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1887)
"... reigned in the Imperial court, were mutually apprehensive of alienating, and perhaps exasperating, the minds of a powerful, though declining faction. ..."

2. Our Wild Indians: Thirty-three Years Personal Experience Among the Red Men by Richard Irving Dodge (1884)
"... the Sioux — Expiation of Crime — exasperating Forms of Torture. the dance has ended, and many times when it is yet in progress, the tortures take place. ..."

3. History of the United States of America Under the Constitution by James Schouler (1904)
"... he charged the North with exasperating aggressions upon the South under pretence of seeking only to prevent the extension of slavery beyond existing ..."

4. The Works of Hannah More by Hannah More (1835)
"He betrays no symptom of an exasperating spirit, lurking behind the shelter of prudence, and the screen of legal security. I believe there has been no ..."

5. A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen by Robert Chambers (1835)
"... of William's reign had been highly exasperating to the Scottish nation. Not only had commercial enterprise been repressed, but this had been done in the ..."

6. The History of Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, from the Settlement by Elizabeth Hubbell Godfrey Schenck (1904)
"—exasperating conduct of English troops.—Boston Massacre.—Day of fasting and prayer.-—• 1771.—Civil and military officers.—Personal taxes. ..."

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