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Examples of exasperate in a Sentence
The criticism of his latest movie is sure to exasperate his admirers.
We were exasperated by the delays.
Recent Examples of exasperate from the Web
Todd David, executive director of the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition and co-founder of the San Francisco Parent Political Action Committee, is exasperated by the jousting.
This person noted that Kushner remains exasperated by Kelly’s decision to overhaul the security clearance process, feeling that it is mainly directed at him.
But after a certain point, explanations exasperate.
Pounding the ball down to team leader and Melbourne native Jock Landale, and generally outhustling the Cougars to most loose balls, the Gaels jumped out to a 10-point lead midway through the first half before BYU’s exasperated coach called time out.
Their dreams were put abruptly on hold, and being powerless to affect what comes next, many say, is sofocante and desesperante — suffocating and exasperating.
Indeed, reactions ranged from the publicly restrained to the privately exasperated.
Still, Roberts’ caveat exasperated Justices Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch, both of whom refused to join this key footnote and wrote separately to air their grievances with Roberts’ opinion.
The first is a major overhaul of Germany Inc. The public is exasperated with the diesel-emissions scandal at Volkswagen and other auto makers, in which close ties between business and government played a role.
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get one's goat, get on one's nerves, get to, rub the wrong way, set one's teeth on edge, stick in one's craw, wear on;
Synonym Discussion of exasperate
- constant nagging that irritated me greatly
- his exasperating habit of putting off needed decisions
- your pompous attitude nettled several people
- remarks made solely to provoke her
- the new work schedules riled the employees
- a toddler peeved at being refused a cookie
Definition of exasperate
- exasperate seed coats
First Known Use of exasperate
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