exasperated


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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.

exasperated

(ɪɡˈzɑːspəreɪtɪd)
adj
greatly irritated or annoyed; infuriated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.exasperated - greatly annoyedexasperated - greatly annoyed; out of patience; "had an exasperated look on his face"; "felt exasperated beyond endurance"
displeased - not pleased; experiencing or manifesting displeasure

exasperated

adjective irritated, cross, annoyed, infuriated, incensed, enraged, galled, pissed off (taboo slang), mad (informal), irate, riled (informal), up in arms, peeved (informal) She was clearly exasperated by the delay.
Translations

exasperated

[ɪgˈzɑːspəreɪtɪd] ADJexasperado
to be exasperated at or with sth/sbestar exasperado con algo/algn
we were exasperated with Joe/the situationJoe/la situación nos tenía exasperadosestábamos exasperados con Joe/la situación
to become or get or grow exasperatedexasperarse

exasperated

[ɪgˈzɑːspəreɪtɪd] adj (= angry) → exaspéré(e)
to be exasperated with sth, to be exasperated at sth → être exaspéré(e) par qch

exasperated

a. exasperado-a.
References in classic literature ?
Why, she wanted a pair of blue boots for Sallie's party, so she just painted her soiled white ones the loveliest shade of sky blue you ever saw, and they looked exactly like satin," added Jo, with an air of pride in her sister's accomplishments that exasperated Amy till she felt that it would be a relief to throw her cardcase at her.
Exasperated as much by his composure as by his good-fortune, their words became unintelligible, and were succeeded by shrill, piercing yells.
The picture represents a Cape-Horner in a great hurricane; the half-foundered ship weltering there with its three dismantled masts alone visible; and an exasperated whale, purposing to spring clean over the craft, is in the enormous act of impaling himself upon the three mast-heads.
For while those female whales are characteristically timid, the young males, or forty-barrel-bulls, as they call them, are by far the most pugnacious of all Leviathans, and proverbially the most dangerous to encounter; excepting those wondrous grey-headed, grizzled whales, sometimes met, and these will fight you like grim fiends exasperated by a penal gout.
This, and many offers to lend him a knife for the purpose, exasperated him to such a degree, that the whole day was a succession of rushes on his part, and flights on the part of the boys.
At that point, my convict became so frantically exasperated, that he would have rushed upon him but for the interposition of the soldiers.
Jansenius became exasperated, and he deemed it best to relate what Henrietta had told her.
This reticence exasperated the curiosity of the young ladies, who crowded round little Giry, begging her to explain herself.
Yesterday I learned that, forgetful of his pledge to me, he was about to marry another, and that he was to go this morning to plight his troth, intelligence which overwhelmed and exasperated me; my father not being at home I was able to adopt this costume you see, and urging my horse to speed I overtook Don Vicente about a league from this, and without waiting to utter reproaches or hear excuses I fired this musket at him, and these two pistols besides, and to the best of my belief I must have lodged more than two bullets in his body, opening doors to let my honour go free, enveloped in his blood.
For whenever the temper of the Women is thus exasperated by confinement at home or hampering regulations abroad, they are apt to vent their spleen upon their husbands and children; and in the less temperate climates the whole male population of a village has been sometimes destroyed in one or two hours of simultaneous female outbreak.
Meanwhile, the exasperated Papuans had beaten a retreat paralysed with terror.
The storm exasperated him, the gale made him furious, and he longed to lash the obstinate sea into obedience.