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aggravating

adjective

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aggravating

verb
present participle of aggravate

Synonyms & Antonyms of aggravating (Entry 2 of 2)

2 to make more severe
  • overheated rhetoric that only aggravated an already tense situation

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The first known use of aggravating was in 1673

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“Aggravating.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/aggravating. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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