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
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