exasperate


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ex·as·per·ate

 (ĭg-zăs′pə-rāt′)
tr.v. ex·as·per·at·ed, ex·as·per·at·ing, ex·as·per·ates
1. To make very angry or impatient; annoy greatly.
2. To increase the gravity or intensity of: "a scene ... that exasperates his rose fever and makes him sneeze" (Samuel Beckett).

[Latin exasperāre, exasperāt- : ex-, intensive pref.; see ex- + asperāre, to make rough (from asper, rough).]

ex·as′per·at′ed·ly adv.
ex·as′per·at′er n.
ex·as′per·at′ing·ly adv.

exasperate

(ɪɡˈzɑːspəˌreɪt)
vb (tr)
1. to cause great irritation or anger to; infuriate
2. to cause (an unpleasant feeling, condition, etc) to worsen; aggravate
adj
(Botany) botany having a rough prickly surface because of the presence of hard projecting points
[C16: from Latin exasperāre to make rough, from asper rough]
exˈasperˌatedly adv
exˈasperˌater, exˈasperˌator n
exˈasperˌating adj
exˈasperˌatingly adv
exˌasperˈation n

ex•as•per•ate

(v. ɪgˈzæs pəˌreɪt; adj. -pər ɪt)

v. -at•ed, -at•ing,
adj. v.t.
1. to irritate or provoke to a high degree; annoy extremely.
2. Archaic. to increase the intensity or violence of (disease, pain, feelings, etc.).
adj.
3. Bot. having a rough, prickly surface.
[1525–35; < Latin exasperātus, past participle of exasperāre to make rough, provoke =ex- ex-1 + asperāre to roughen, derivative of asper harsh, rough]
ex•as′per•at`ed•ly, adv.
ex•as′per•at`er, n.
ex•as′per•at`ing•ly, adv.

exasperate


Past participle: exasperated
Gerund: exasperating

Imperative
exasperate
exasperate
Present
I exasperate
you exasperate
he/she/it exasperates
we exasperate
you exasperate
they exasperate
Preterite
I exasperated
you exasperated
he/she/it exasperated
we exasperated
you exasperated
they exasperated
Present Continuous
I am exasperating
you are exasperating
he/she/it is exasperating
we are exasperating
you are exasperating
they are exasperating
Present Perfect
I have exasperated
you have exasperated
he/she/it has exasperated
we have exasperated
you have exasperated
they have exasperated
Past Continuous
I was exasperating
you were exasperating
he/she/it was exasperating
we were exasperating
you were exasperating
they were exasperating
Past Perfect
I had exasperated
you had exasperated
he/she/it had exasperated
we had exasperated
you had exasperated
they had exasperated
Future
I will exasperate
you will exasperate
he/she/it will exasperate
we will exasperate
you will exasperate
they will exasperate
Future Perfect
I will have exasperated
you will have exasperated
he/she/it will have exasperated
we will have exasperated
you will have exasperated
they will have exasperated
Future Continuous
I will be exasperating
you will be exasperating
he/she/it will be exasperating
we will be exasperating
you will be exasperating
they will be exasperating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been exasperating
you have been exasperating
he/she/it has been exasperating
we have been exasperating
you have been exasperating
they have been exasperating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been exasperating
you will have been exasperating
he/she/it will have been exasperating
we will have been exasperating
you will have been exasperating
they will have been exasperating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been exasperating
you had been exasperating
he/she/it had been exasperating
we had been exasperating
you had been exasperating
they had been exasperating
Conditional
I would exasperate
you would exasperate
he/she/it would exasperate
we would exasperate
you would exasperate
they would exasperate
Past Conditional
I would have exasperated
you would have exasperated
he/she/it would have exasperated
we would have exasperated
you would have exasperated
they would have exasperated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.exasperate - exasperate or irritateexasperate - exasperate or irritate    
anger - make angry; "The news angered him"
2.exasperate - make furiousexasperate - make furious        
anger - make angry; "The news angered him"
3.exasperate - make worseexasperate - make worse; "This drug aggravates the pain"
irritate - excite to an abnormal condition, or chafe or inflame; "Aspirin irritates my stomach"
inflame - cause inflammation in; "The repetitive motion inflamed her joint"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
cheapen, degrade - lower the grade of something; reduce its worth

exasperate

verb irritate, anger, provoke, annoy, rouse, infuriate, hassle (informal), exacerbate, aggravate (informal), incense, enrage, gall, madden, inflame, bug (informal), nettle, get to (informal), vex, embitter, irk, rile (informal), pique, rankle, peeve (informal), needle (informal), get on your nerves (informal), try the patience of, nark (Brit., Austral., & N.Z. slang), piss you off (taboo slang), get in your hair (informal), get on your wick (Brit. slang) The constant interruptions were beginning to exasperate me.
calm, soothe, appease, placate, assuage, pacify, mollify, conciliate

exasperate

verb
To trouble the nerves or peace of mind of, especially by repeated vexations:
Idioms: get in one's hair, get on one's nerves, get under one's skin.
Translations
irritereophidse
angra, gera gramt í geîi
įsiutinimasišvedimas iš pusiausvyrosišvesti iš pusiausvyros
izvest no pacietībassakaitināt
çileden çıkarmaköfkelendirmek

exasperate

[ɪgˈzɑːspəreɪt] VTexasperar, sacar de quicio

exasperate

[ɪgˈzɑːspəreɪt] vtexaspérer
to be exasperated by sth → être exaspéré(e) par qch
see also exasperated

exasperate

vtzur Verzweiflung bringen, auf die Palme bringen (inf); to become or get exasperatedverzweifeln (→ with an +dat), → sich aufregen (→ with über +acc); exasperated by his lack of attentionverärgert über seine mangelnde Aufmerksamkeit

exasperate

[ɪgˈzɑːspəˌreɪt] vtesasperare
exasperated by or at or with → esasperato/a da
to become exasperated → esasperarsi

exasperate

(igˈzaːspəreit) verb
to irritate (someone) very much indeed. He was exasperated by the continual interruptions.
exˌaspeˈration noun
She hit the child in exasperation.

exasperate

vt. exasperar, agravar.
References in classic literature ?
I swear that I meditate no harm: I don't desire to cause any disturbance, or to exasperate or insult Mr.
Thus repuls'd, our final hope Is flat despair: we must exasperate Th' Almighty Victor to spend all his rage, And that must end us, that must be our cure, To be no more; sad cure; for who would loose, Though full of pain, this intellectual being, Those thoughts that wander through Eternity, To perish rather, swallowd up and lost In the wide womb of uncreated night, Devoid of sense and motion?
All this contributed to exasperate the inhabitants, and reduced us often to the point of being massacred.
The cavalier laughed aloud, which appeared to exasperate Milady still more.
You may think my departure strange and foolish," said the young man; "you do not know how a paragraph in a newspaper may exasperate one.
When they were gone, Elizabeth, as if intending to exasperate herself as much as possible against Mr.