ex·​as·​per·​at·​ed | \ ig-ˈza-spə-ˌrā-təd How to pronounce exasperated (audio) \

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

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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

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First Known Use of exasperated

1611, in the meaning defined above

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“Exasperated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exasperated. Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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