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aggravating

adjective

Definition of aggravating

  1. :  arousing displeasure, impatience, or anger <an aggravating habit>



Usage Discussion of aggravating

See Usage Discussion at aggravate


Examples of aggravating

  1. <there's nothing so aggravating as a blaring car alarm that no one is paying any attention to>



1673

First Known Use of aggravating

1673



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