exasperation

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[ US /ˌɛkˌsæspɝˈeɪʃən/ ]
[ UK /ɛɡzˌɑːspəɹˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
NOUN
  1. actions that cause great irritation (or even anger)
  2. an exasperated feeling of annoyance
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How To Use exasperation In A Sentence

  • The young man raised his hands in exasperation - the calls were coming in heavy. THE UNORTHODOX MURDER OF RABBI MOSS
  • He seems to feel duty-bound to provoke a reaction whether it is outrage, exasperation, outright hostility or unreserved admiration.
  • Ryan growled with exasperation and pulled the covers back over him, even though he was stifling hot.
  • It is a sweet and pretty countenance that can become contorted into a Munchian shriek, a child's importunate obstinacy, a beleaguered housewife's exasperation, a hectoring soldier's grimace, or anything else.
  • No opportunity for zaniness is knowingly passed up, to the exasperation of the long-suffering staff.
  • Mahoney clenched his fist in exasperation.
  • However, the exasperation over repeat offenders is completely reasonable.
  • Such exasperation may have led to posters being stolen and vandalised but there could be another reason.
  • Here a note of exasperation and irritation sometimes slips in.
  • However, this is only my revenge for much exasperation and deploration that they would never come away from their pestiferous walls, -- where, after all, they had a right to stay, and will not be blamed by the candid and unbebullet-whizzed reader that they did stay. The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 27, January, 1860
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