Synonyms for aggravation

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ag-ruh-vey-shuh n
Phonetic Transcription : ˌæg rəˈveɪ ʃən

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Définition of aggravation

Origin :
  • late 15c., from Middle French aggravation, from Late Latin aggravationem (nominative aggravatio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin aggravare "make heavier," figuratively "to embarrass further, increase in oppressiveness," from ad "to" (see ad-) + gravare "weigh down," from gravis "heavy" (see grave (adj.)). Oldest sense is "increasing in gravity or seriousness;" that of "irritation" is from 1610s.
  • noun annoyance
  • noun worsening of a situation,
Example sentences :
  • Whatever tends to extenuate the guilt of other sins, is an aggravation of this.
  • Extract from : « Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I » by Francis Augustus Cox
  • It isn't the girl, you know, it's—it's the aggravation of it.
  • Extract from : « Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, December 23, 1914 » by Various
  • The day brought no aggravation of the symptoms; again the night was quiet.
  • Extract from : « The Book-Hunter » by John Hill Burton
  • Just worn out with the work, and the worry and the aggravation, that's all.
  • Extract from : « Gigolo » by Edna Ferber
  • He meant that the Baron was free from an aggravation; he said that he lacked a consolation.
  • Extract from : « The King's Mirror » by Anthony Hope
  • In all this there was so great an aggravation of his misery!
  • Extract from : « Cousin Henry » by Anthony Trollope
  • It was an aggravation of annoyance to have her as a witness of these contretemps.
  • Extract from : « The Girls of St. Olave's » by Mabel Mackintosh
  • Pig, you notice, for aggravation—Piggy in enthusiastic applause.
  • Extract from : « The Magic World » by Edith Nesbit
  • To me Mannering's championship was an aggravation which I could not bear.
  • Extract from : « The Motor Pirate » by George Sidney Paternoster
  • Flesh and blood can stand a good deal of aggravation; but not that.
  • Extract from : « Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands » by Mary Seacole

Antonyms for aggravation

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