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Synonyms for aggravation
ˌæg rəˈveɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aggravation, exasperation(noun)

    an exasperated feeling of annoyance

    provocation, exacerbation, exasperation, irritation

  2. aggravation, irritation, provocation(noun)

    unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment

    discomfort, temper, annoying, exacerbation, botheration, pique, innervation, provocation, incitement, incitation, excitation, soreness, irritation, exasperation, vexation, annoyance

  3. aggravation, exacerbation(noun)

    action that makes a problem or a disease (or its symptoms) worse

    "the aggravation of her condition resulted from lack of care"

    provocation, exacerbation, exasperation, irritation


  1. aggravation(noun)

    provocation, irritation

  2. aggravation(noun)

    The act of aggravating, or making worse; used of evils, natural or moral; the act of increasing in severity or heinousness; something additional to a crime or wrong and enhancing its guilt or injurious consequences.

    provocation, irritation

  3. aggravation(noun)

    Exaggerated representation.

    irritation, provocation

  4. aggravation(noun)

    An extrinsic circumstance or accident which increases the guilt of a crime or the misery of a calamity.

    provocation, irritation

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. aggravation(n.)

    a heightening (of something evil)

  2. aggravation(n.)


  3. aggravation(n.)

    [Of questionable propriety.] provocation, irritation

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. aggravation(n)

    enhancement, heightening, exasperation, provocation, irritation

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How to use aggravation in a sentence?

  1. Jean Baudrillard:

    Holidays are in no sense an alternative to the congestion and bustle of cities and work. Quite the contrary. People look to escape into an intensification of the conditions of ordinary life, into a deliberate aggravation of those conditions: further from nature, nearer to artifice, to abstraction, to total pollution, to well above average levels of stress, pressure, concentration and monotony -- this is the ideal of popular entertainment. No one is interested in overcoming alienation; the point is to plunge into it to the point of ecstasy. That is what holidays are for.

  2. Cyril Abiteboul:

    The fact we know this week will avoid unnecessary aggravation from a cost perspective, the Chinese race is an important race on the calendar and China and the U.S. are the two strategic priorities for (Formula One's commercial rights holder) Liberty Media and we support that.

  3. Henry Adams:

    The effect of power and publicity on all men is the aggravation of self, a sort of tumor that ends by killing the victim's sympathies.

  4. Robert Byrne:

    Learning to dislike children at an early age saves a lot of expense and aggravation later in life.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    An election is not a solution and rather it is an aggravation of problem for the common population until the nation has a real opposition party in politics,not the pretentious ones.

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Translations for aggravation

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  • утежняване, влошаванеBulgarian
  • forværringDanish
  • Zuspitzung, Verärgerung, erschwerender Umstand, med. Verschlechterung, ErschwerungGerman
  • agravio, agravanteSpanish
  • raskauttava asianhaara, suututtaminen, ärsyttäminenFinnish
  • aggravamentoItalian
  • 악화Korean
  • verergeringDutch

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