ag·​gra·​vat·​ed | \ ˈa-grə-ˌvā-təd How to pronounce aggravated (audio) \

Definition of aggravated

1 : angry or displeased especially because of small problems or annoyances : feeling or showing aggravation Sid snored on. Tom was aggravated. He said, "Sid, Sid!" and shook him.— Mark Twain The maid sounded very aggravated.— Louise Fitzhugh
2 law, of a criminal offense : considered more serious or heinous than normal : characterized by aggravating elements (such as the use of a deadly weapon) aggravated manslaughter — see also aggravated assault

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Synonyms for aggravated


annoyed, bothered, exasperated, galled, irked, irritated, narked [British], peeved, put out, scunnered [chiefly Scottish], teed off, vexed

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Marquis Felder, 17, of Huguelet Street in Akron, Zaveon Carter, 17, of Biruta Street in Akron, and Lavontae Poole, 16, of Stella Court in Canton, are charged with aggravated burglary and murder, Akron police said Monday in a news release. Robin Goist,, "Akron police searching for two of three juveniles charged in connection with fatal shooting, home invasion," 1 July 2019 Castro was charged with aggravated criminal trespassing, News Channel 5 Nashville reported. Robyn Merrett,, "Man Secretly Lived in Family's Attic Sneaking into 14-Year-Old Girl's Room at Night: Police," 13 June 2019 Pretrial has started for an Ohio 17-year-old charged with aggravated vehicular homicide and vehicular assault after her classmate died in a car crash on prom night, according to FOX 19. Jameelah Nasheed, Teen Vogue, "An Ohio Teen Has Been Charged With Homicide After Crashing Her Tesla on the Way to Prom," 16 July 2018 The man, whose identity was not immediately available, was uninjured and taken to the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center, where he is expected to be booked with aggravated flight from an officer and aggravated criminal damage to property. Michelle Hunter,, "JPSO deputies involved in 2 separate crashes Friday morning," 25 May 2018 The Panama City man was also charged with aggravated stalking last April by the Bay County Sheriff's Office. Howard Cohen, miamiherald, "He says he wasn't stalking his neighbor. But 90 pounds of panties said otherwise. | Miami Herald," 5 May 2018 Medina is also charged with aggravated perjury and accused of lying to a grand jury. St. John Barned-smith, Houston Chronicle, "4 charged in suspected drunken driving crash that killed Clear Lake mom, baby," 5 Apr. 2018 Rodriguez was also convicted of one count of aggravated identity fraud for using the license information of a physical therapist in 2012 to get the Labor Department to issue 210Workers a provider number for the program. Guillermo Contreras,, "Jury swiftly convicts San Antonio clinic owner of fraud, aggravated identity theft," 21 June 2019 Ronald Williams, the man killed in Bond Hill last week, was charged with aggravated murder in the slaying of Dominic Stone. Cameron Knight,, "Police: Convicted killer gunned down by his victim's brother," 19 June 2019

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First Known Use of aggravated

circa 1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for aggravated

from past participle of aggravate

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The first known use of aggravated was circa 1611

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English Language Learners Definition of aggravated

: annoyed or bothered
law : made more serious by the use of violence or the threat of violence



Legal Definition of aggravated

: characterized by aggravating elements (as the use of a deadly weapon) aggravated kidnapping

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