Origin of exasperation
Examples from the Web for exasperation
Now, the exasperation on both sides is reaching a fever pitch.
“Oh, screw it,” the photographer says finally in exasperation and leaves.Stacks: Hitting the Note with the Allman Brothers Band|Grover Lewis|March 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her oldest son, Abdullah, exploded with exasperation as his mother talked.Did the U.S. Make a Mistake In Seizing Anas al-Liby?|Jamie Dettmer|October 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“That was George W. Bush, this is Barack Obama” cried one veteran (Paddy Ashdown) in exasperation, but in vain.Three Key Questions on Syria From Geoffrey Robertson|Geoffrey Robertson|August 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
On Sunday a wise old hand who had seen it all expresses a sense of exasperation about the impasse in the Middle East.
"Presently—immediately—never," Marie replied in exasperation.Trapped in 'Black Russia'|Ruth Pierce
The smooth, regular flow of the pen over the paper roused Katherine to a frenzy of exasperation.A Rock in the Baltic|Robert Barr
A wave of exasperation swept over her—he was criticising her.Flappers and Philosophers|F. Scott Fitzgerald
He had only a few yards more to go to safety; yes his head—the exasperation of him!The Last Shot|Frederick Palmer
But it was probably due to her exasperation at the wasted stroke that she let him have it.The Vision Spendid|William MacLeod Raine
1540s, from Latin exasperationem (nominative exasperatio), noun of action from past participle stem of exasperare (see exasperate).