exasperating

adjective ex·as·per·at·ing \ ig-ˈza-spə-ˌrā-tiŋ \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

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

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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