aggravation aggravation  /ˌæ ɡrə ˈveɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) an exasperated feeling of annoyance
  2. (n) unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment
  3. (n) action that makes a problem or a disease (or its symptoms) worse


  1. For the foreigner, Moscow can be a maddening place to do business, with a professional culture seemingly predicated on aggravation and obfuscation.
  2. But for Limited Brands, parent company of Victoria's Secret, the campaign has added aggravation to an already frustrating third sales quarter.
  3. The grass is a source of constant aggravation and conversation among residents who own properties along the water's edge.



    The weekend rain was an added dose of aggravation for area farmers already delayed in their spring planting.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Creston News Advertiser

  2. Lunch links: Playing 'what if?' with Texas

    This is one of the coolest things I've seen all week ... y'all. Just never ask anyone from Alabama or Mississippi what's going on when it's raining and the sun is out. Was Mike Gundy acting on behalf of the entire Big 12 when he restricted Wes Lunt from going to the SEC? Colleague Travis Haney says one coach told him that, and there's a growing aggravation among Big 12 coaches toward the league ...
    on June 6, 2013     Source: ESPN Blogs

  3. Delay in Europe Indexes Open Causes 'Angst'

    Stock market operator NYSE Euronext on Thursday delayed the opening of its stock market indexes, attributing the late start of trade to technical issues which caused "aggravation" and "angst" among traders.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: CNBC


  1. "It's disappointing for Shaun to have suffered a slight aggravation to his elbow in the lead up to the first Test," chairman of selectors Andrew Hilditch said. "Ben Hilfenhaus richly deserves his opportunity after a magnificent Pura Cup...
    on Nov 2, 2007 By: Andrew Hilditch Source: Reuters UK

  2. "The aggravation of the global food situation is increasing hunger in the world and threatens the political stability of many developing countries," Merkel wrote in an article for the Tagesspiegel daily.
    on Jul 6, 2008 By: Angela Merkel Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "There's no reason you should have to pay H&R Block to spend hours and hours. You should just get a form," Obama said. "It should take you about five minutes. That should save you a lot of time and aggravation."
    on Oct 22, 2007 By: Barack Obama Source: FOXNews

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