Synonyms for aggravating

Grammar : Verb
Spell : ag-ruh-vey-ting
Phonetic Transcription : ˈæg rəˌveɪ tɪŋ

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Définition of aggravating

Origin :
  • 1520s, "make heavy, burden down," from past participle adjective aggravate "burdened; threatened" (late 15c.), from Latin aggravatus, past participle of aggravare "to render more troublesome," literally "to make heavy" (see aggravation). Earlier in this sense was aggrege (late 14c.). Meaning "to make a bad thing worse" is from 1590s; that of "exasperate, annoy" is from 1610s.
  • To aggravate has properly only one meaning -- to make (an evil) worse or more serious. [Fowler]
  • Related: Aggravated; aggravating. Phrase aggravating circumstances is recorded from 1790.
  • verb annoy
  • verb cause to become worse
Example sentences :
  • Mrs. Wilkins, of all the aggravating women I ever came across, you are the worst.
  • Extract from : « The Universal Reciter » by Various
  • "You are so aggravating too, my boy," said the old seaman, with unexpected placidity.
  • Extract from : « An Outcast of the Islands » by Joseph Conrad
  • What you must do is to pay no attention to her when she is aggravating.
  • Extract from : « Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore » by Pauline Lester
  • For the symptoms of the night before had developed in a most aggravating way.
  • Extract from : « A Modern Tomboy » by L. T. Meade
  • They are noisy, vicious, unaccommodating and aggravating to a degree.
  • Extract from : « The Fifth Battalion Highland Light Infantry in the War 1914-1918 » by F.L. Morrison
  • The drouth was aggravating in its duration and growing hardships.
  • Extract from : « Trail's End » by George W. Ogden
  • Here she stopped short in the most aggravating manner in the world.
  • Extract from : « Jack Harkaway's Boy Tinker Among The Turks » by Bracebridge Hemyng
  • Do not spend your remaining moments in aggravating your crimes.
  • Extract from : « The Hour and the Man » by Harriet Martineau
  • Was there ever any mortal thing in this world so aggravating as a man?
  • Extract from : « One Snowy Night » by Emily Sarah Holt
  • "Make Jerry stop being so aggravating," Cathy begged her mother.
  • Extract from : « Jerry's Charge Account » by Hazel Hutchins Wilson

Antonyms for aggravating

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