exasperating

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Irritating; vexatious.

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

  • adjective extremely annoying or displeasing.
  • adjective same as exacerbating.

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

  • verb Present participle of exasperate.
  • adjective That exasperates, infuriates, annoys or irritates

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

  • adjective extremely annoying or displeasing
  • adjective making worse

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Examples

  • 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 Praise of Online Journals : Rigoberto González : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation

  • 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.

    Coalition of senators challenges GOP on earmarks

  • 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.

    Coalition of senators challenges GOP on earmarks

  • 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.

    Mitch McConnell Backs Earmark Ban After Requesting Nearly $1 BILLION In Pork

  • 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."

    Banks Back Off Grim Euro Calls

  • 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.

    Emails to undergrads

  • 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.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • 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.

    Celebrity

  • He said it was "exasperating" the full assembly sat only two afternoons a week, and then often finished early.

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • He said it was "exasperating" the full assembly sat only two afternoons a week, and then often finished early.

    Time wasters?

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