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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
Tabula Rasa is frustrated with tropes, much like Mie is exasperated by her own devolution.
In the call, Mr. Trump grew exasperated at Mr. Peña Nieto’s insistence that the U.S. president steer clear of talking about his campaign pledge that Mexico would pay for construction of the border wall, senior U.S. and Mexican officials said.
All of these moves, while exasperating, have been extremely effective at helping Netanyahu remain on Balfour Street for almost 10 years now.
On many days, the high-profile, high-stakes prosecution of Manafort — a case already outside the central election-meddling focus of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation — is mired in side issues that have left the judge exasperated.
Proponents of a universal basic income, meanwhile, especially those who see it as insurance for a time when robots drive us all out of work, will be exasperated at the way the plan explicitly excludes the jobless and the neediest.
And each week still brings controversies that exhaust and exasperate everyone but his base.
Those two words infuriated and exasperated his Republican colleagues and thrilled his conservative supporters.
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.
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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
First Known Use of exasperate
EXASPERATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of exasperate for English Language Learners
: to make (someone) very angry or annoyed
EXASPERATE Defined for Kids
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