exasperating


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.exasperating - extremely annoying or displeasingexasperating - extremely annoying or displeasing; "his cavelier curtness of manner was exasperating"; "I've had an exasperating day"; "her infuriating indifference"; "the ceaseless tumult of the jukebox was maddening"
displeasing - causing displeasure or lacking pleasing qualities
2.exasperating - making worseexasperating - making worse        
intensifying - increasing in strength or intensity

exasperating

adjective irritating, provoking, annoying, infuriating, aggravating (informal), galling, maddening, vexing, irksome, enough to drive you up the wall (informal), enough to try the patience of a saint He is a very exasperating man to work with.
Translations

exasperating

[ɪgˈzɑːspəreɪtɪŋ] ADJ [person, situation, problem] → exasperante
you're so exasperating!¡sacas de quicio a cualquiera!
it's so exasperating!¡es exasperante!, es para volverse loco

exasperating

[ɪgˈzɑːspəreɪtɪŋ] adj [person] → exaspérant(e); [thing] → exaspérant(e)

exasperating

adjärgerlich; delay, difficulty, jobleidig attr; personnervig (inf); it’s so exasperating not to be able to buy a newspaperes ist wirklich zum Verzweifeln, dass man keine Zeitung bekommen kann; she can be so exasperating!sie kann einen wirklich zur Verzweiflung or auf die Palme (inf)bringen!

exasperating

[ɪgˈzɑːspəˌreɪtɪŋ] adjesasperante
References in classic literature ?
Amy was much offended that her overtures of peace had been repulsed, and began to wish she had not humbled herself, to feel more injured than ever, and to plume herself on her superior virtue in a way which was particularly exasperating.
This exhibition of anger was noted by all present; and from an apprehension of exasperating a temper that was already chafed nearly to madness, several minutes were suffered to pass before another word was uttered.
Oh, you'll get over that," responded Mattingly, with an exasperating confidence that drove her nearly frantic, from the manifest kindliness of intent that made it impossible for her to resent it.
And about this harpooneer, whom I have not yet seen, you persist in telling me the most mystifying and exasperating stories, tending to beget in me an uncomfortable feeling towards the man whom you design for my bedfellow --a sort of connexion, landlord, which is an intimate and confidential one in the highest degree.
Without him, travel is a bitter harassment, a purgatory of little exasperating annoyances, a ceaseless and pitiless punishment--I mean to an irascible man who has no business capacity and is confused by details.
He was indulged in all his caprices, howsoever troublesome and exasperating they might be; he was allowed to eat anything he wanted, particularly things that would give him the stomach-ache.
She paid no attention whatever to the captain, whose exasperating consideration for his vanquished enemy made him more polite to her than ever.
Like many violent and implacable men, he allowed evils to grow under favour of his own heedlessness, till they pressed upon him with exasperating force, and then he turned round with fierce severity and became unrelentingly hard.
I am well aware that the offer was overbold," he replied, with a self-complacency that made his profession of humility exasperating.
For forty weeks--long exasperating weeks-- the telephone could do no more than gasp and make strange inarticulate noises.
If you have any order to give me it's my duty to carry it out," he answered, after another silent pause, with a slow, measured lisp, raising his eyebrows and calmly twisting his head from one side to another, all this with exasperating composure.
I sat there, fagged out, looking at the curtains, trying to clear my mind of the confused sensation of being in two places at once, and greatly bothered by an exasperating knocking in my head.