exasperation


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Synonyms for exasperation

Synonyms for exasperation

Synonyms for exasperation

an exasperated feeling of annoyance

actions that cause great irritation (or even anger)

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William gave a queer snort of exasperation, and opened his manuscript once more, though he kept his eyes upon her face as he did so.
Lydgate was as polite as he could be in his offhand way, but politeness in a man who has placed you at a disadvantage is only an additional exasperation, especially if he happens to have been an object of dislike beforehand.
Her fits of passion, which are awful to behold, and are usually called teething, are no such thing; they are her natural exasperation, because we don't understand her, though she is talking an intelligible language.
Why," cried the girl's mother in exasperation, "between robbers and royalists and the Outlaw of Torn you would not be safe if you had an army to escort you.
Well, I certainly think you have treated Roy shamefully," said Phil in exasperation.
In that moment Boxtel's exasperation was the more fierce, as, though suspecting that Cornelius possessed a second bulb, he by no means felt sure of it.
Come teh yer suppers, now," she cried with sudden exasperation.
Yet upon that afternoon, whether it was the Beaune which I had taken with my lunch, or the additional exasperation produced by the extreme deliberation of his manner, I suddenly felt that I could hold out no longer.
The amiable old gentleman, it seemed, had intended to leave the whole to the Royal Humane Society, and had indeed executed a will to that effect; but the Institution, having been unfortunate enough, a few months before, to save the life of a poor relation to whom he paid a weekly allowance of three shillings and sixpence, he had, in a fit of very natural exasperation, revoked the bequest in a codicil, and left it all to Mr Godfrey Nickleby; with a special mention of his indignation, not only against the society for saving the poor relation's life, but against the poor relation also, for allowing himself to be saved.
His nervous exasperation had grown so much that now very often he used to lose control of his voice.
Munt, admitting into her kindly voice a note of exasperation.
said Nikolay Levin, now turning with exasperation upon Kritsky.
A murderous attempt on a restaurant or a theatre would suffer in the same way from the suggestion of non-political passion: the exasperation of a hungry man, an act of social revenge.
And, besides, there was the wild exasperation aroused by the unjust aspersions and the contumely of the house, with the maddening impossibility to account for that mysterious thrashing, added to these simple and bitter sorrows.
John Willet was so amazed by the exasperation and boldness of his hopeful son, that he sat as one bewildered, staring in a ludicrous manner at the boiler, and endeavouring, but quite ineffectually, to collect his tardy thoughts, and invent an answer.