exasperating exasperating  /ɪɡ ˈzæ spə ˌreɪ tɪŋ/


  1. (adj) extremely annoying or displeasing
  2. (adj) making worse


  1. Sedaris is still contending with the memory of his eccentric parents, with his trying siblings, with his sometimes exasperating but much needed boyfriend.
  2. To the French, he seemed at times one of the most exasperating men in Africa.
  3. And sometimes its self-consciousness is exasperating, as if Henry James unaccountably decided to write a crime novel.


  1. Disappearance of Susan Powell

    Take preventive measures The media’s periodic tidbits of information on the Susan Powell disappearance make this case even more exasperating [“Diary reveals Susan Powell’s growing fears,” NWMonday, May 27]. What bothers me is that everybody seems more concerned about finding
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

  2. Why NBA Needs to Address the Pace of Games

    At times, NBA games can be hard to watch. In every game, ridiculously bizarre situations occur, turning five minutes of game time into 20 of the longest, most exasperating minutes of your night. In order to preserve the reputation of the game, it is vital that the league addresses the pace of the contests. By way of theatrics from officials, coaches and players, the lethargic flow of games is ...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report


  1. Mr Mundell said: "Many people, myself included, have tried to pay with Scottish banknotes in England, only to find them questioned. This is exasperating. It's time to end the confusion that exists among businesses in England about the status of...
    on Jan 21, 2009 By: David Mundell Source: Independent

  2. "Compromise can be frustrating, it can be exasperating, and it can be maddening," said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. "But at the end of the day, compromise can lead to progress - and that is exactly what we have today."
    on Dec 13, 2007 By: Harry Reid Source: Dallas Morning News

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affectation affectation
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