Origin of aggravation
usage note for aggravation
OTHER WORDS FROM aggravationo·ver·ag·gra·va·tion, nounpre·ag·gra·va·tion, nounsu·per·ag·gra·va·tion, noun
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How to use aggravation in a sentence
His Game 4 injury had tilted this first-round series in Phoenix’s direction, and its aggravation ended the Lakers’ title defense.
To do that, you have to put up with the aggravation, the late-night calls, the dumb questions.Michael Jordan to present Kobe Bryant at posthumous Hall of Fame induction|Ben Golliver|April 15, 2021|Washington Post
The limiting of crowds in a pandemic has allowed breezy rides toward stadiums and maybe even sighing at the lack of normal aggravation.Super Bowl highlights: Bucs celebrate championship, Tom Brady wins MVP|Des Bieler, Mark Maske, Chuck Culpepper|February 8, 2021|Washington Post
If you ignore this rule, you might one day find yourself the victim of a scam operation, with months of aggravation ahead as you try to straighten out your life and finances.
The tariffs are the latest aggravation in rapidly deteriorating relations between Australia and its largest trading partner, China.China slaps 200% anti-dumping tariffs on Australian wine as relations continue to sour|eamonbarrett|November 27, 2020|Fortune
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
Does old-fashioned aggravation—emotional wear and tear, agita, tsuris, call it what you will—really take years off your life?Can Being With Your Family on Thanksgiving Actually Kill You?|Kent Sepkowitz|November 29, 2013|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
Sometimes it comes in literal sobriety, sometimes in derisive travesti, sometimes in tragic aggravation.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
We'll visit this third party and if we strike out we'd better leave town for a few days to avoid a lot of aggravation.
Another aggravation in her case was that she had an active temperament and strong mind.Girls and Women|Harriet E. Paine (AKA E. Chester}
Such was the state of his mind, when his ordinary maladies had the serious aggravation of a violent fit of the gout.Camilla|Fanny Burney
Among the mitigating circumstances I should be inclined to name even those which you bring in aggravation.Leonora|Maria Edgeworth