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[ US /ˈæɡɹəˌveɪtɪŋ/ ]
[ UK /ˈæɡɹɐvˌe‍ɪtɪŋ/ ]
  1. making worse
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How To Use aggravating In A Sentence

  • There are no words for this kind of exasperating character, and yet one quickly realizes that if Woody had played it, this scene would have been hilarious instead of pathetic and aggravating. Archive 2008-11-01
  • Third, Beijing is likely to emerge as an exporting superpower, aggravating America's trade deficit and fanning protectionist pressures in a slumping world economy.
  • Death is dreary enough at best, but I never could see any sense in aggravating its horrors by stupid funeral customs. Oldtown Folks
  • In doing so, this mucus becomes a culture medium for further bacterial growth, aggravating the state of recurrent infections.
  • Shielded lamps and indirect luminaires prevent the lighting installation from aggravating the problems of stress.
  • Her constant interruptions were very aggravating.
  • With the wind at her back Joy found the walk aggravating due to the fact that her waist long hair threw itself in front of her vision in tangled masses.
  • It's really aggravating, but I don't want to wear a tiepin and look like a total geek either.
  • He was severely reprimanded by the court, for aggravating his guilt by aspersing the character of a woman of remarkable virtue and piety, whom he had cruelly deprived of life.
  • The train journey was filled with little aggravating child noises and I was sitting in the wrong direction so arrive in LA feeling queasy and dizzy.
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