from The Century Dictionary.
- Making worse or more heinous: as, aggravating circumstances. Provoking; annoying; exasperating: as, he is an aggravating fellow.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Making worse or more heinous.
- adjective colloq. Exasperating; provoking; irritating.
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- verb Present participle of
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- adjective making worse
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JOHNSON: Well, in -- in California, we have to weigh what we call aggravating and mitigating factors.
Soaring food prices are identified as an aggravating factor.
What I find both amazing and aggravating is that those who insist on what they euphemistically call “single payer healthcare” refuse to even discuss the propriety of those who have preexisting conditions, or persist in the negative behaviors that lead to diseased conditions, paying higher premiums in exchange for their not being denied coverage.
One is unique to Germany: the preposterous voting system that tries to meld proportional representation with first-past-the-post constituencies and succeeds in aggravating the weaknesses of both.
Death is dreary enough at best, but I never could see any sense in aggravating its horrors by stupid funeral customs.
“What’s aggravating is they are not in the same format so it’s not like you can cut and paste.”
The concept being forced to use an anonymous american proxy just to be permitted to view a specific website is just plain aggravating.
The -- both sides will present what's called aggravating and mitigating factors.
The way penalty phases work is that the prosecution presents what is called aggravating factors.
In the notice, we have alleged numerous reasons, called aggravating factors, which we believe indicate why the death penalty is appropriate.