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Synonyms for aggravationˌæg rəˈveɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aggravation, exasperation(noun)

    an exasperated feeling of annoyance

    aggravation, provocation, exacerbation, exasperation, irritation

  2. aggravation, irritation, provocation(noun)

    unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment

    discomfort, temper, annoying, exacerbation, botheration, pique, innervation, provocation, incitement, incitation, excitation, soreness, irritation, exasperation, aggravation, vexation, annoyance

  3. aggravation, exacerbation(noun)

    action that makes a problem or a disease (or its symptoms) worse

    "the aggravation of her condition resulted from lack of care"

    aggravation, provocation, exacerbation, exasperation, irritation


  1. aggravation(noun)

    provocation, irritation

  2. aggravation(noun)

    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.

    provocation, irritation

  3. aggravation(noun)

    Exaggerated representation.

    irritation, provocation

  4. aggravation(noun)

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

    provocation, irritation

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. aggravation(n.)

    a heightening (of something evil)

  2. aggravation(n.)


  3. aggravation(n.)

    [Of questionable propriety.] provocation, irritation

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

worsening, exacerbation, escalation, deterioration, aggravating, widening

Translations for aggravation

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • утежняване, влошаванеBulgarian
  • Zuspitzung, Verärgerung, erschwerender Umstand, med. Verschlechterung, ErschwerungGerman
  • agravio, agravanteSpanish
  • raskauttava asianhaara, suututtaminen, ärsyttäminenFinnish
  • aggravamentoItalian
  • 악화Korean
  • verergeringDutch

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