Origin of aggravation
Examples from the Web for aggravation
I could save myself a lot of time and aggravation if I just limited my listening to megastars and their hyped hits.
Some later claimed that a cop shook a can of mace, an uncalled for act of aggravation, one man said.Ferguson Protesters Harass Black Police, Call for Darren Wilson’s Death|Justin Glawe|November 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We have worked too hard to give it up now or debt and aggravation.Why I Choose to Be Child-Free: Readers Share Their Stories|Harry Siegel|February 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
"She's very ladylike," I replied as an innocent form of aggravation.Some Short Stories|Henry James
Mr Wentworth in his aggravation gave a momentary sudden glance at Lucy when she had no expectation of it.The Perpetual Curate|Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
The aggravation which, unknown to me, at this time occurred was the most fearful that any imagination could have devised.Caleb Williams|William Godwin
The death toll from influenza, pneumonia, and the aggravation of battle wounds rose daily.The Armed Forces Officer|U. S. Department of Defense
This in itself was to Mrs. Masters an aggravation of the evil which was being done.The American Senator|Anthony Trollope
Word Origin and History for aggravation
late 15c., from Middle French aggravation, from Late Latin aggravationem (nominative aggravatio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin aggravare "make heavier," figuratively "to embarrass further, increase in oppressiveness," from ad "to" (see ad-) + gravare "weigh down," from gravis "heavy" (see grave (adj.)). Oldest sense is "increasing in gravity or seriousness;" that of "irritation" is from 1610s.