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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of exasperate.
- adj. greatly annoyed; made furious
- adj. made worse or more intense
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In heraldry, in an attitude indicating rage or ferocity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. greatly annoyed; out of patience
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The name exasperated me, a child could have done better than that, though there was something to be said for the way it sat there flaunting its fraudulence.
Plague and pestilence? asked the police minister, Nick Herbert, in exasperated retaliation.
Brady looked exasperated from the start as he and the Patriots tried to make do without Wes Welker, his go-to receiver throughout a league-leading 123-catch regular season.
The triumph of Macedonius was checked by a speedy exile; but the zeal of his flock was again exasperated by the same question, “Whether one of the Trinity had been crucified?”
"Because I said so" doesn't cut it in social media, a fact regretted by parents and leaders who for ages have resorted to the phrase when exasperated with the petulant "But..." and plaintive "Why?"
As such I can still recall the exasperated faces of Shays 'constituents when their opinions were tossed away.
That means if you're a boardroom executive down in Daytona Beach, for the first time you bounce off the walls, call exasperated sponsors and send every positive press release you can think of.
A few hours before, in my master's arms almost, with twenty kind things said to me, and a generous concern for the misfortunes he had brought upon me; and only by one rash half-word exasperated against me, and turned out of doors, at an hour's warning; and all his kindness changed to hate!
For the record, I wasn't "exasperated" by the idea of meeting with former President Bill Clinton during his visit here, as is stated in the article.
He became "exasperated" when military officials kept pressing him to alter his ultimate decision.
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