aggravating aggravating  /ˈæ ɡrə ˌveɪ tɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) making worse

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The middle of a pristine, ancient redwood grove is the wrong place to find a rusted-out car door, but the words magically transformed the thing from an aggravating piece of junk .
  2. Charging angrily that Albania "deliberately keeps aggravating relations with the Soviet Union," Russia last week ordered its ambassador in Tirana to pack up and come home.
  3. In addition, says Mills, because diesel exhaust particles are so small in the nanometer range they may be passing directly from the lungs into the blood and aggravating .

News

  1. Troy Polamalu: I’m healthy now, but now doesn’t matter

    Steelers safety Troy Polamalu had a disappointing 2012, suffering a calf injury in Week One, aggravating that injury when he tried to return in Week Four, and missing most of the season before finally returning in Week 13. So when Polamalu looks ahead to the 2013 season, he says it doesn’t really matter that he…
    on June 13, 2013     Source: NBC Sports: ProFootballTalk

  2. Rain delays first round of U.S. Open

    ARDMORE, Pa. – The horn has sounded, suspending first-round play at the U.S. Open. It went off at 8:34 a.m. Eastern time, portending a long, aggravating day of weather delays.        
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Orlando Sentinel

  3. Live updates: Rain delays first round of U.S. Open tournament

    ARDMORE, Pa. ¿ The horn has sounded, suspending first-round play at the U.S. Open. It went off at 8:34 a.m. Eastern time, portending a long, aggravating day of weather delays.        
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Baltimore Sun

Quotes

  1. "I feel OK to hit balls," said Mickelson, who lost a one-shot lead on the final hole at Winged Foot last year, allowing Ogilvy to win. "It's sore and aggravating and it's annoying, but it's not like the pain was as little as five, six days...
    on Jun 15, 2007 By: Phil Mickelson Source: Forbes

  2. "It's a minor [thigh muscle] injury, but I didn't want to risk aggravating it," Fabiano said. "In two weeks I should be fine."
    on May 22, 2010 By: Luis Fabiano Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. "Give away the other three. I don't care to who, a past champion, somebody who had trouble qualifying, the guy who is eighth in points, whoever," Marlin said. "Cause the way they do it now is just aggravating, and a lot of big names are going...
    on Feb 13, 2008 By: Sterling Marlin Source: International Herald Tribune

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