Synonyms and Antonyms of aggravation
something that is a source of irritation
- Drivers distracted by cell phones was one aggravation we didn't need.
annoyance, bother, bugbear, exasperation, frustration, hassle, headache, inconvenience, irk, irritant, nuisance, peeve, pest, rub, ruffle, thorn, trial, vexation
discomfort, fleabite, pinprick
affront, insult, offense (or offence)
affliction, albatross, burden, cross, curse, menace, millstone, plague, sore
anxiety, plight, predicament, tribulation, trouble
hang-up, pet peeve, problem
annoyer, disturber, harasser, mischief, offender
the act of making unwelcome intrusions upon another
- The neighbors' constant aggravations prompted us to move out of town.
the feeling of impatience or anger caused by another's repeated disagreeable acts
- She 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.
agitation, discomfort, displeasure, distress, disturbance, upset
irritability, irritableness, peeve, perturbation, pet, pique, resentment, snappishness, trouble
anger, angriness, chafe, dander, dudgeon, gall, huff, indignation, irateness, ire, outrage, umbrage