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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or an instance of exasperating.
  • n. The state of being exasperated; frustrated annoyance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of exasperating or the state of being exasperated; irritation; keen or bitter anger.
  • n. Increase of violence or malignity; aggravation; exacerbation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of exasperating or the state of being exasperated; irritation; keen or bitter anger.
  • n. Increase of violence or malignity; aggravation; exacerbation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of exasperating, or the state of being exasperated; irritation; provocation.
  • n. Increase of violence or malignity; exacerbation, as of a disease.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an exasperated feeling of annoyance
  • n. actions that cause great irritation (or even anger)

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