Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an aggravating manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In an aggravating manner.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In an aggravating manner.

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

  • adverb in an aggravating fashion

Etymologies

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aggravating +‎ -ly

Examples

  • That .... was like ... not even a funny bad movie, it was just aggravatingly bad.

    Drag me to Diablo

  • While Fringe is powerfully affecting, this week's Supernatural in the same time period, aggravatingly enough is ridiculously entertaining, a welcome satirical change of pace from the grim events of this so-far-spotty post-apocalyptic sixth season.

    Roush Review: Fringe, Supernatural, Spartacus: Friday Night Lights Up

  • When, after an aggravatingly long passage of time, a suitable pile of meat had been assembled, Wenda had to dig for and find two large woolen sacks and a length of thin rope.

    Raven Speak

  • When, after an aggravatingly long passage of time, a suitable pile of meat had been assembled, Wenda had to dig for and find two large woolen sacks and a length of thin rope.

    Raven Speak

  • If people want to be those aggravatingly annoyed souls who have all the cards out on time and the gifts picked, bought, and wrapped months in advance, leaving time for tins and tins of homemade cookies, long handwritten family letters, and elaborate holiday light displays, I think they should damn well be able to cope with the lack of early holiday sales.

    Can we at least wait until we finish Thanksgiving dinner?

  • When, after an aggravatingly long passage of time, a suitable pile of meat had been assembled, Wenda had to dig for and find two large woolen sacks and a length of thin rope.

    Raven Speak

  • When, after an aggravatingly long passage of time, a suitable pile of meat had been assembled, Wenda had to dig for and find two large woolen sacks and a length of thin rope.

    Raven Speak

  • Representing the 40+ crowd this year in ways unprecedented both the lousy The Proposal and the as-of-yet-unseen by me The Blind Side, Bullock is the favorite over Streep's senior street cred, something she's aggravatingly coasted on in awards consideration for some time now; I dig her work in Doubt, but let's face it: she could take a dump in a P.T.

    Oscar 2010 Winner Prediction: Best Actress

  • The accompanying performance of Symphony of Psalms is altogether more satisfactory, though the recording, aggravatingly, emphasises the chorus at the expense of the orchestra.

    Stravinsky: The Firebird; Symphony of Psalms

  • As a feature it just drags on too long and it is aggravatingly repetitive.

    Unrest (2006)

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