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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aggravating, exacerbating, exasperatingadjective

    making worse

    maddening, infuriating, exasperating, vexing, exacerbating


PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "aggravating":

    exacerbating, aggravation, worsening, compounding

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  1. Lara Yeretsian:

    The probation officer had access to the reports and alleged facts in the case, the juvenile’s prior, and any mitigating or aggravating factors; but still recommended camp, the probation officer had room to recommend a harsher sentence for these felony charges but chose not to...That together with the fact the judge went along with the recommendation carries a lot of weight -- and lend support to the idea that this was a fair and reasonable resolution of the case.

  2. Mark Allenbaugh:

    His antics are definitely an aggravating factor, and he can expect a longer sentence than he otherwise would have received.

  3. Robert Cole:

    As aggravating as it is, I'm still paying attention just to see if I can find somebody out there who is going to do more than talk about cooperating and find a way forward.

  4. Police Chief Gorden Eden:

    Insubordination tears at the fabric of public safety especially when the officer makes a choice not to follow a lawful order, in imposing the discipline of termination, I considered the seriousness of the acts and omissions, aggravating circumstances and Officer Dear's disciplinary record.

  5. George Floyd:

    We believe there are aggravating factors and the sentence should exceed the sentencing guidelines.

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