Definitions for: Aggravation


[n] action that makes a problem or a disease (or its symptoms) worse; "the aggravation of her condition resulted from lack of care"
[n] unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment
[n] an exasperated feeling of annoyance



Webster (1913) Definition: Ag`gra*va"tion, n. [LL. aggravatio: cf. F.
aggravation.]
1. The act of aggravating, or making worse; -- used of evils,
natural or moral; the act of increasing in severity or
heinousness; something additional to a crime or wrong and
enhancing its guilt or injurious consequences.

2. Exaggerated representation.

By a little aggravation of the features changed it
into the Saracen's head. --Addison.

3. An extrinsic circumstance or accident which increases the
guilt of a crime or the misery of a calamity.

4. Provocation; irritation. [Colloq.] --Dickens.

Synonyms: exacerbation, exasperation, irritation, provocation

See Also: aggression, aggro, annoyance, chafe, intensification, last straw, taunt, taunting, twit, vexation

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