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1 something that is a source of irritation
  • a reminder designed to prevent the aggravation of phones ringing during movies

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2 the act of making unwelcome intrusions upon another
  • the neighbors' constant aggravations prompted us to move out of town

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3 the feeling of impatience or anger caused by another's repeated disagreeable acts
  • informed her children that she didn't need the extra aggravation of hearing them fight in the back seat while they were stuck in traffic

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The first known use of aggravation was in 1546

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“Aggravation.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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to assail by words or arguments

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