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Synonyms for aggravation

Synonyms for aggravation

Synonyms for aggravation

an exasperated feeling of annoyance

unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment

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


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The girl's father had the truth from her with every aggravation that her violent hate--I love her for it now--could add.
And Mr Lightwood,' added the boy, with a burning face, under the flaming aggravation of getting no sort of answer or attention, 'I hope you'll take notice of what I have said to your friend, and of what your friend has heard me say, word by word, whatever he pretends to the contrary.
Pickwick's sense of propriety, but it was not the whole extent of the aggravation, for a stage-coach full, inside and out, was meeting them at the moment, and the astonishment of the passengers was very palpably evinced.
Mr Brass had evidently a strong inclination to make an angry reply, but was deterred by prudent or timid considerations, as he only muttered something about aggravation and a vagabond; not associating the terms with any individual, but mentioning them as connected with some abstract ideas which happened to occur to him.
This situation continued a month, and with new aggravations and particular notes, the note above all, sharper and sharper, of the small ironic consciousness on the part of my pupils.
We know that the bitter drops, which even you have drained from the cup, are no incidental aggravations, no individual ills, but such as must mingle always and necessarily in the lot of every slave.
The very willingness with which she performed these duties, the cheerfulness with which she bore her reverses, and the kindness which withheld her from imputing the smallest blame to him, were all perverted by this ingenious self-tormentor into further aggravations of his sufferings.
Immediately she went to work to find instruments, and she had very little difficulty in the search, for telling her story in general to a couple of gossips in the neighbourhood, it was the chat of the tea-table all over that part of the town, and I met with it wherever I visited; also, as it was known that I was acquainted with the young lady herself, my opinion was asked very often, and I confirmed it with all the necessary aggravations, and set out his character in the blackest colours; but then as a piece of secret intelligence, I added, as what the other gossips knew nothing of, viz.
To hear that provoking precious little scream when the chair was hoisted on its poles, and to catch that transient but not-to-be-forgotten vision of the happy face within-- what torments and aggravations, and yet what delights were these
She said he was fined for the conviction with the sexual orientation aggravation and that he was going through a "particularly traumatic time".
He blamed the recent aggravation of the situation in Ukraine on the government forces' shelling of towns.
BAGHDAD / NINA / Head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq Ammar al-Hakim, stressed on Monday that the policy of exclusion, marginalization and aggravation will not lead us but to collapse and fragmentation.
L'encours de la dette exterieure publique marocaine a atteint 122,502 milliards DH (MMDH) a fin juin 2013 contre 116,872 MMDH a fin 2012, soit une aggravation de 4,81 pc, selon la Direction des etudes et des previsions financieres (DEPF), relevant du ministere marocain de l'Economie et des Finances.
It was hypothesized that greater father contributions to domestic labor would be associated with more paternal aggravation but less maternal aggravation.
Aggravation raced 72 times on the Flat for Andrew Reid and then David Elsworth between 2004 and 2009, with his six most recent wins in this sphere all coming over 1m.