exasperation

noun ex·as·per·a·tion \ ig-ˌza-spə-ˈrā-shən \
|Updated on: 9 Aug 2018

Definition of exasperation

1 : the state of being exasperated
2 : the act or an instance of exasperating someone

Examples of exasperation in a Sentence

  1. They had all experienced the exasperation and frustration of holiday shopping.

  2. add people who use cell phones inconsiderately to the list of daily exasperations

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First Known Use of exasperation

1547

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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EXASPERATION Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of exasperation for English Language Learners

  • : the state of being very annoyed or upset


EXASPERATION Defined for Kids

exasperation

noun ex·as·per·a·tion \ ig-ˌza-spə-ˈrā-shən \

Definition of exasperation for Students

: extreme annoyance : anger


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