ex·​as·​per·​at·​ing | \ ig-ˈza-spə-ˌrā-tiŋ How to pronounce exasperating (audio) \

Definition of exasperating

: causing strong feelings of irritation or annoyance an exasperating delay After the most frustrating, aggravating and exasperating two days of his career …— Jack Curry The following days brought light fluky winds and I made only 35 miles of progress in two days. It was very exasperating.— Tom Peterson

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Other Words from exasperating

exasperatingly adverb
an exasperatingly slow process The heater warmed up slowly; its temperature was exasperatingly difficult to adjust. Consumer Reports

First Known Use of exasperating

1592, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of exasperating was in 1592

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“Exasperating.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exasperating. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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