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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

    Synonyms:
    provocation, exacerbation, exasperation, irritation

  2. aggravation, irritation, provocation(noun)

    unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    provocation, exacerbation, exasperation, irritation

Wiktionary

  1. aggravation(noun)

    Synonyms:
    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.

    Synonyms:
    provocation, irritation

  3. aggravation(noun)

    Exaggerated representation.

    Synonyms:
    irritation, provocation

  4. aggravation(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    provocation, irritation

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. aggravation(n.)

    Synonyms:
    a heightening (of something evil)

  2. aggravation(n.)

    Synonyms:
    exaggeration

  3. aggravation(n.)

    Synonyms:
    [Of questionable propriety.] provocation, irritation

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. aggravation(n)

    Synonyms:
    enhancement, heightening, exasperation, provocation, irritation

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    worsening, exacerbation, escalation, deterioration, aggravating, widening

How to pronounce aggravation?

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How to use aggravation in a sentence?

  1. Malcolm Stevenson Forbes:

    If you have a job without aggravation, you don't have a job.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Robert Byrne:

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

  5. 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.


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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