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Wordnet 3.0


1. making worse;
[syn: aggravating, exacerbating, exasperating]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Aggravate \Ag"gra*vate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Aggravated; p. pr. & vb. n. Aggravating.] [L. aggravatus, p. p. of aggravare. See Aggrieve.] 1. To make heavy or heavier; to add to; to increase. [Obs.] "To aggravate thy store." --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To make worse, or more severe; to render less tolerable or less excusable; to make more offensive; to enhance; to intensify. "To aggravate my woes." --Pope. [1913 Webster] To aggravate the horrors of the scene. --Prescott. [1913 Webster] The defense made by the prisoner's counsel did rather aggravate than extenuate his crime. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 3. To give coloring to in description; to exaggerate; as, to aggravate circumstances. --Paley. [1913 Webster] 4. To exasperate; to provoke; to irritate. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] If both were to aggravate her parents, as my brother and sister do mine. --Richardson (Clarissa). [1913 Webster] Syn: To heighten; intensify; increase; magnify; exaggerate; provoke; irritate; exasperate. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Aggravating \Ag"gra*va`ting\, a. 1. Making worse or more heinous; as, aggravating circumstances. [1913 Webster] 2. Exasperating; provoking; irritating. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] A thing at once ridiculous and aggravating. --J. Ingelow. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

aggravating adj 1: making worse [syn: aggravating, exacerbating, exasperating]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

35 Moby Thesaurus words for "aggravating": aggravative, annoying, bothering, bothersome, contentious, disturbing, exasperating, exasperative, galling, harassing, importunate, importune, irking, irksome, irritating, pesky, pestering, pestiferous, pestilent, pestilential, plaguesome, plaguey, plaguing, provocative, provoking, teasing, tiresome, tormenting, troublesome, troubling, vexatious, vexing, wearisome, worrisome, worrying