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1  —as in:
she aggravates me
Definition annoy or irritate
  • She is the most aggravating person I know.
aggravating = annoying or irritating
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She sees the bad side of everything and is aggravated by cheerful people.
  • aggravated = annoyed or irritated
  • ...he could really be aggravating sometimes.
    J.D. Salinger  --  The Catcher in the Rye
  • aggravating = annoying (irritating)
  • Scout, don't let Aunty aggravate you.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • aggravate = annoy or irritate
  • I'm smiling at you even though you're aggravating me.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • aggravating = annoying or irritating
  • But there was a way to avoid such aggravation: He could simply abandon the Datsun and resume his odyssey on foot.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • aggravation = annoyance or irritation
  • She possessed the unique ability to aggravate almost anyone she ever met.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • aggravate = irritate or annoy
  • This aggravates his father no end, and several other adults have made nasty remarks about it too.
    Paul Zindel  --  The Pigman
  • aggravates = annoys or irritates
  • But the most aggravating aspect to it was that Gus always sounded cheerful, as if there was no trouble in the world that could catch him.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • aggravating = annoying or irritating
  • But the first sign of aggravation, I'm calling it off.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  A Lesson Before Dying
aggravation = annoyance or irritation

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2  —as in:
aggravated his illness
Definition make worse
  • The offense is aggravated by...
aggravated = make worse
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The drug aggravates the pain.
  • aggravates = make worse
  • Gus always managed to aggravate whatever situation he was in with a woman.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • aggravate = make worse
  • Must I say more to aggravate thy rage?
    Sophocles  --  Oedipus The King
  • I felt that to obtrude my consolations on her then would only serve to aggravate her sufferings.
    Bronte, Anne  --  The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

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