exasperation


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ex·as·per·a·tion

 (ĭg-zăs′pə-rā′shən)
n.
1. The act or an instance of exasperating.
2. The state of being exasperated; frustrated annoyance.

ex•as•per•a•tion

(ɪgˌzæs pəˈreɪ ʃən)

n.
1. an act or instance of exasperating.
2. the state of being exasperated.
[1540–50; < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.exasperation - an exasperated feeling of annoyanceexasperation - an exasperated feeling of annoyance
vexation, annoyance, chafe - anger produced by some annoying irritation
2.exasperation - actions that cause great irritation (or even anger)exasperation - actions that cause great irritation (or even anger)
annoying, vexation, annoyance, irritation - the act of troubling or annoying someone
exacerbation - violent and bitter exasperation; "his foolishness was followed by an exacerbation of their quarrel"

exasperation

noun irritation, anger, rage, fury, wrath, provocation, passion, annoyance, ire (literary), pique, aggravation (informal), vexation, exacerbation There was a trace of exasperation in his voice.

exasperation

noun
Translations
إغاظَه
irritationophidselse
felbosszantás
gremja, reiîi
kızgınlıköfke

exasperation

[ɪgˌzɑːspəˈreɪʃən] Nexasperación f
"hurry!" he cried in exasperationdate prisa! -gritó exasperado or con exasperación

exasperation

[ɪgˌzɑːspəˈreɪʃən] nexaspération f, irritation f
in exasperation → exaspéré(e)

exasperation

nVerzweiflung f (→ with über +acc); he cried out in exasperationer schrie verzweifelt auf

exasperation

[ɪgˌzɑːspəˈreɪʃn] nesasperazione f

exasperate

(igˈzaːspəreit) verb
to irritate (someone) very much indeed. He was exasperated by the continual interruptions.
exˌaspeˈration noun
She hit the child in exasperation.
References in classic literature ?
Would exasperation, however, if relief had longer been postponed, finally have betrayed me?
But mainly, think of the exasperation of never knowing which of these meanings the speaker is trying to convey.
Now for vexation, and exasperation, and endless trouble
Her exasperation at the failure of her first attempt to expose the conspiracy had not blinded her to the instant necessity of making a second effort before Noel Vanstone's growing infatuation g ot beyond her control.
He had made ties for himself which robbed him of all wholesome motive, and were a constant exasperation.
Sir Charles, for his guest's sake, tried hard to restrain his exasperation.
What I chose," said Christine, driven to exasperation.
The exasperation I felt against Don Fernando, joined with the fear of losing the prize I had won by so many years of love and devotion, lent me wings; so that almost flying I reached home the same day, by the hour which served for speaking with Luscinda.
This horse is decidedly, or rather has been in his youth, a buttercup," resumed the stranger, continuing the remarks he had begun, and addressing himself to his auditors at the window, without paying the least attention to the exasperation of D'Artagnan, who, however placed himself between him and them.
He devel- oped the acute exasperation of a pestered animal, a well-meaning cow worried by dogs.
It was just like the East Wind's nature to inflict starvation upon the bodies of unoffending sailors, while he corrupted their simple souls by an exasperation leading to outbursts of profanity as lurid as his blood-red sunrises.
There is quite a concert of noises; the great bull-dog, chained against the stables, is thrown into furious exasperation by the unwary approach of a cock too near the mouth of his kennel, and sends forth a thundering bark, which is answered by two fox- hounds shut up in the opposite cow-house; the old top-knotted hens, scratching with their chicks among the straw, set up a sympathetic croaking as the discomfited cock joins them; a sow with her brood, all very muddy as to the legs, and curled as to the tail, throws in some deep staccato notes; our friends the calves are bleating from the home croft; and, under all, a fine ear discerns the continuous hum of human voices.