exasperation

[ ig-zas-puh-rey-shuh n ]
/ ɪgˌzæs pəˈreɪ ʃən /

noun

an act or instance of exasperating; provocation.
the state of being exasperated; irritation; extreme annoyance: Her exasperation at being interrupted was understandable.

Origin of exasperation

1540–50; < Latin exasperātiōn- (stem of exasperātiō) roughness, bitterness. See exasperate, -ion
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exasperation


n.

1540s, from Latin exasperationem (nominative exasperatio), noun of action from past participle stem of exasperare (see exasperate).

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