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 ?
She imagined herself, in an exasperating future, as a scrawny woman with an eternal grievance.
"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.
If you don't get a tanker that day, the booking expires automatically and you need to re-book a tanker the next day by going through the same exasperating process.
The most exasperating example is the escalator in the Gil Puyat (Buendia) station, which hosts a large volume of passengers.
The market can be exasperating because these influences tend to pull in opposite directions.
"Sometimes - and he won't mind me saying this - he can be a bit exasperating when he has beaten a man and given himself a chance of a shot, then he has tried something else instead and all of a sudden the whole moment has been lost.
Ramona, the exasperating but lovable third-grader, has delighted young readers for over 50 years through the books of Newbery Medal-winning writer Beverly Cleary.
It's been an exasperating few weeks for manager Carl Heggs with the Knitters well adrift at the foot of the table with just one win in 17 outings and not even a goal in almost 600 minutes of league football including a 3-0 home defeat at the hands of Guiseley last Saturday.
It must be frustrating as hell, exasperating, annoying, to all his supporters, his friends, his captain," Boycott added.
ODD: Disjointed narrative flow EXASPERATING: Vanessa Paradis
LIKE most other leading National Hunt stables trainer Venetia Williams has had a fairly exasperating time of it lately.
guinea-bissau: An outbreak of cholera that erupted in May is reaching alarming proportions, with 120 people reported dead so far, according to public health officials.The West African nation's anti-epidemic programme said the rainy season - plus difficulties in containing the virus as people mingled at ritual ceremonies and spent time with family - was exasperating the problem.The programme's communications director, El Hadji Lamine Indjai, reckoned the death toll was "well below" the reality on the ground.