verb (used with object), ex·as·per·at·ed, ex·as·per·at·ing.
Origin of exasperate
Can be confusedexacerbate exasperate
Examples from the Web for exasperating
Palmer's inability to reach a synthesis in almost any area of his life is what makes him exasperating.
But the ugly scramble was exasperating—and leaves us facing yet another showdown before spring, says John Avlon.Congress’s Fiscal-Cliff Chaos: House Passes Last-Minute Deal|John Avlon|January 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
While exasperating his own side, Gingrich was fascinated by the 42nd president.How Newt Gingrich Crashed and Burned When He Was House Speaker|Howard Kurtz, Lois Romano|December 27, 2011|DAILY BEAST
It was exasperating, it was humiliating but, I am ashamed to admit it today, it was also somewhat flattering.
Jackson ultimately abided by his contract, but Vitale remembered publishing the book as an exasperating experience.
He had an exasperating habit of becoming needlessly ungrammatical when he wished to "take Milly down."One Woman's Life|Robert Herrick
Who shall describe the emotions of Mike Murphy during these exasperating moments?The Launch Boys' Adventures in Northern Waters|Edward S. Ellis
One could not have quarreled with the sentiment, but its blandness conveyed an exasperating disbelief.Flood Tide|Sara Ware Bassett
Upon both he sets systematically to work, following his row with a precision and thoroughness at once admirable and exasperating.
No donkeys ever existed that were as hard to navigate as these, I think, or that had so many vile, exasperating instincts.The Innocents Abroad|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)