Definition of aggravation
- His interference was an aggravation of the situation.
- aggravation of an injury
trying to avoid the aggravation of an existing back problem
I don't need all this aggravation.
This car has caused me nothing but aggravation.
Many talented people now feel that a career in politics isn't worth all the aggravation.
I don't need all these aggravations.
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: the act or result of making a condition, injury, etc., worse : the act or result of aggravating something
: something that annoys or bothers someone : something that aggravates someone
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