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Synonyms for exasperation
ɪgˌzæs pəˈreɪ ʃənex·as·per·a·tion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. exasperation

    Displeasure is the mildest and most general word. Choler and ire, now rare except in poetic or highly rhetorical language, denote a still, and the latter a persistent, anger. Temper used alone in the sense of anger is colloquial, tho we may correctly say a hot temper, a fiery temper, etc. Passion, tho a word of far wider application, may, in the singular, be employed to denote anger; "did put me in a towering passion," Shakespeare Hamlet act v, sc. 2. Anger is violent and vindictive emotion, which is sharp, sudden, and, like all violent passions, necessarily brief. Resentment (a feeling back or feeling over again) is persistent, the bitter brooding over injuries. Exasperation, a roughening, is a hot, superficial intensity of anger, demanding instant expression. Rage drives one beyond the bounds of prudence or discretion; fury is stronger yet, and sweeps one away into uncontrollable violence. Anger is personal and usually selfish, aroused by real or supposed wrong to oneself, and directed specifically and intensely against the person who is viewed as blameworthy. Indignation is impersonal and unselfish displeasure at unworthy acts (Latin indigna), i. e., at wrong as wrong. Pure indignation is not followed by regret, and needs no repentance; it is also more self-controlled than anger. Anger is commonly a sin; indignation is often a duty. Wrath is deep and perhaps vengeful displeasure, as when the people of Nazareth were "filled with wrath" at the plain words of Jesus (Luke iv, 28); it may, however, simply express the culmination of righteous indignation without malice in a pure being; as, the wrath of God. Impatience, fretfulness, irritation, peevishness, pettishness, petulance, and vexation express the slighter forms of anger. Irritation, petulance, and vexation are temporary and for immediate cause. Fretfulness, pettishness, and peevishness are chronic states finding in any petty matter an occasion for their exercise. Compare ACRIMONY; ENMITY; HATRED.

    Synonyms:
    anger, animosity, choler, displeasure, fretfulness, fury, impatience, indignation, ire, irritation, offense, passion, peevishness, pettishness, petulance, rage, resentment, temper, vexation, wrath

    Antonyms:
    amiability, charity, forbearance, gentleness, leniency, lenity, long-suffering, love, mildness, patience, peace, peaceableness, peacefulness, self-control, self-restraint

    Preposition:
    Anger at the insult prompted the reply. Anger toward the offender exaggerates the offense.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. aggravation, exasperationnoun

    an exasperated feeling of annoyance

    Synonyms:
    aggravation, provocation, exacerbation, irritation

  2. exasperationnoun

    actions that cause great irritation (or even anger)

    Synonyms:
    aggravation

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Editors Contribution

  1. the fantods

    the phrase "gives me the fantods" is [also?] used to mean "exasperates me"

    the literary character huck finn says attempts by "the widder douglas" to "sivilize him," i. e., give him a home and impose a way of life on him "dismal, decent, and regular," gives him "the fantods."

    Submitted by anonymous on March 1, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. exasperationnoun

    Synonyms:
    irritation, provocation, exacerbation

  2. exasperationnoun

    Synonyms:
    wrath, rage, ire, fury, violent passion

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. exasperationnoun

    Synonyms:
    provocation, irritation, offending, aggravation, anger, exacerbation

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "exasperation":

    indignation, irritation, resentment, bitterness, outrage

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How to use exasperation in a sentence?

  1. Leo Soto:

    I did it out of desperation, out of exasperation, out of trying to find a way to help.

  2. Republican Daron Shaw:

    It is striking that the mood of the country has such a dark streak to it, i don’t know that it is anger, though; more like a deep exasperation with politics and political processes that seem disconnected from the problems of most Americans.

  3. Assemblymember Susan Eggman:

    It was not exactly a surprise, as we know bigotry of this kind persists, so much as exasperation that it would prove such a waste of state resources.

  4. John Kerry:

    It is a contributor to terrorism in many different ways and the extremism that we see in the world today comes to no small degree from the utter exasperation that people have with the sense that the system is rigged, we see this anger manifesting itself in different forms in elections around the world, including ours.

  5. Barber B. Conable, Jr:

    Exhaustion and exasperation are frequently the handmaidens of legislative decision.

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