exasperation

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noun ex·as·per·a·tion \ig-ˌzas-pə-ˈrā-shən\

Definition of exasperation

  1. 1 :  the state of being exasperated

  2. 2 :  the act or an instance of exasperating

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>

1547

First Known Use of exasperation

1547


EXASPERATION Defined for English Language Learners

exasperation

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noun ex·as·per·a·tion \ig-ˌzas-pə-ˈrā-shən\

Definition of exasperation for English Language Learners

  • : the state of being very annoyed or upset


EXASPERATION Defined for Kids

exasperation

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

Definition of exasperation for Students

  1. :  extreme annoyance :  anger



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