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Definition of "aggravation" []

  • The act of aggravating or the state of being aggravated. (noun)
  • A source of continuing, increasing irritation or trouble. (noun)
  • Exasperation. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "aggravation" in a sentence
  • "If, in fact, he is found guilty he moves on to the penalty phase and my guess would be, and again the lawyers can chime in, is that his previous record at that point would come in as a factor in what they call aggravation that the prosecution would present."
  • "Yes, the open-air angst and mechanical aggravation is lost to us, but hold the phone."
  • "My other ongoing aggravation is not limited to Martha, it's all the how-to shows where the person doing a demonstration must explain their actions as they go along."