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exasperation

[ ig-zas-puh-rey-shuhn ]
/ ɪgˌzæs pəˈreɪ ʃən /
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noun
an act or instance of exasperating; provocation.
the state of being exasperated; irritation; extreme annoyance: Her exasperation at being interrupted was understandable.
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Origin of exasperation

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