exasperated

adjective ex·as·per·at·ed \ ig-ˈza-spə-ˌrā-təd \

Definition of exasperated

: having or showing strong feelings of irritation or annoyance
  • an exasperated sigh
  • Ricardo congratulated himself on having left his revolver behind. He was so exasperated that he didn't know what he might have done.
  • —Joseph Conrad
  • … she is the sort of curmudgeon who makes a point of trampling on flower beds when she goes for a walk, and greets the death of her longtime housekeeper … with a grim, exasperated roll of the eyes.
  • —Ben Brantley

exasperatedly

adverb
    • "I keep telling them not to ring the doorbell!" said Sirius exasperatedly, hurrying back out of the room.
    • —J. K. Rowling
    • It's aggravation that motivates Tennison's signature tic: running her fingers exasperatedly through her short, faded blonde hair.
    • —Rand Richards Cooper

First Known Use of exasperated

1611

in the meaning defined above

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