feeling or expressing extreme annoyance or irritation:In the final moments of a wild debate, the exasperated moderator tried to regain control of the conversation.
the simple past tense and past participle of exasperate.
- ex·as·per·at·ed·ly, adverb
- un·ex·as·per·at·ed, adjective
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How to use exasperated in a sentence
Like most caretakers, we are overwhelmed and exasperated, and now sitting on a mountain of Legos that stab our feet every night.My 5-Year-Old Daughter May Not Survive Your Refusal to Wear a Mask | Wajahat Ali | July 29, 2021 | The Daily Beast
In the time since, the Tesla solar roof has run into technical issues and mounting costs in manufacturing and installation, leading to exasperated customers and even a lawsuit from Walmart, for fires allegedly caused by the solar panels.A new Austin community will come standard with Tesla solar panels and batteries | Camille Squires | July 27, 2021 | Quartz
Around them, it’s easiest to witness the quicksilver changes in personae that O’Brien runs through — gawky freak, obnoxious boss, righteously exasperated bully — that allow him to find the best laughs in each moment.Conan O’Brien’s late-night run appropriately ends with him as the beloved butt of the joke | Inkoo Kang | June 25, 2021 | Washington Post
That is both an endorsement and an exasperated eye roll at its multiple endings, the last of which seem to tease some sort of Cruella & Flunkies crime supersquad franchise.Counterpoint: Disney’s Girlboss ‘Cruella’ Actually Rules | Kevin Fallon | May 28, 2021 | The Daily Beast
The ad drew an immediate and overwhelmingly negative reaction for exasperated social media users, many who identify as LGBTQ, decrying the reality TV personality getting into politics.Caitlyn Jenner releases campaign ad and social media reacts- ‘enough already’ | Brody Levesque | May 4, 2021 | Washington Blade
This year APEC seemed to stand for: Asian People exasperated with China.
Understandably, even Tea Leoni is a bit exasperated with all the questions about Clinton comparisons, shouting “Kissinger!”Tea Leoni Isn’t Hillary Clinton, but ‘Madam Secretary’ May Be Her Benghazi | Kevin Fallon | September 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
As I hasten to reassure these exasperated moms and dads, I had to be in the office anyway.
Finally, an exasperated Eisenhower ordered the support necessary to help recover Paris.
He may have been particularly exasperated because he had just been texting with his wife about dinner.
This exasperated the students so that they began one of those demonstrations for which Paris is famous.The Real Latin Quarter | F. Berkeley Smith
Seymour, exasperated by finding that no party was inclined to support his pretensions, spoke with extravagant violence.The History of England from the Accession of James II. | Thomas Babington Macaulay
Gila Bend had exasperated him because it was not the town it called itself, but a huddle of adobe huts.Cabin Fever | B. M. Bower
But who knows; he was perhaps more exasperated by ill fortune, delirium, or despair, than really bad at heart.My Ten Years' Imprisonment | Silvio Pellico
At other places, exasperated at the chiefs of the episcopal party, the communiers were demolishing their fortified houses.The Pilgrim's Shell or Fergan the Quarryman | Eugne Sue