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- v. Present participle of exasperate.
- adj. That exasperates, infuriates, annoys or irritates
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. extremely annoying or displeasing.
- adj. same as exacerbating.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Irritating; vexatious.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. extremely annoying or displeasing
- adj. making worse
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What I find a bit exasperating is encountering poets (of a certain age) who somehow look down on online publications as beneath a “real” publication (read print).
In a separate research note, the bank described the euro as "exasperating," adding that the currency's rally from under $1.19 in early June to over $1.30 by late July had "wrong-footed many in the currency market."
And this debate doesn't save any money, which is why it is kind of exasperating to some of us who really want to cut spending.
I don't make a big deal out of them calling me by my first name, but it's just kind of exasperating since if I was an older looking man like the other professor I highly doubt they would call me by my first name or assume I was a TA.
There are no words for this kind of exasperating character, and yet one quickly realizes that if Woody had played it, this scene would have been hilarious instead of pathetic and aggravating.
He said it was "exasperating" the full assembly sat only two afternoons a week, and then often finished early.
Readers of The Cold War: A New History who lack prior familiarity with the subject will be at a loss to understand just why a French president should have behaved so capriciously toward his American protectors, "exasperating" Washington and "flaunting" French autonomy, or what it is about the history of the preceding decades that helps explain French irritation at the "Anglo-Saxon" powers.
Mr. Stephen McKenna provides us with the same kind of exasperating entertainment that we get at games from watching a skilful and unscrupulous veteran.
"And this debate doesn't save any money, which is why it's kind of exasperating to some of us who really want to cut spending and get the federal government's discretionary accounts under control."
"This debate doesn't save any money," McConnell said, "which is why it's kind of exasperating to go some of us who really want to cut spending."
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