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exasperate

verb

1 exasperate

Exasperate or irritate.

synonyms: aggravate, exacerbate.

Roget 35: increase, augment, add to, enlarge; dilate etc. (expand) 194; grow, wax, get ahead.    gain strength; advance; run up, ... show more

Roget 173: be violent etc. adj.; run high; ferment, effervesce; romp, rampage, go on a rampage; run wild, run amuck, run riot; break the peace; rush, ... show more

Roget 835: aggravate, render worse, heighten, embitter, sour; exacerbate; exasperate, envenom; enrage, provoke, tease.    add fuel to the fire, add fuel to the flame; fan the flame ... show more

Dutch: plagen, pesten, kwellen, koeioneren, jennen, tergen, ergeren, irriteren, mishagen, misnoegen ... show more



2 exasperate

Make furious.

synonyms: incense, infuriate.

Roget 900: resent, take amiss, take ill, take to heart, take offense, take umbrage, take huff, take exception; take in ill part, take in bad part, take in dudgeon; ne pas entendre raillerie [Fr.]; breathe revenge, cut up rough.    ... show more

Dutch: woeden

3 exasperate

Make worse.

synonyms: aggravate, exacerbate, worsen.

Dutch: slechter worden, verergeren, verslechteren


Moby thesaurus: TB, aggravate, agitate, annoy, arouse, badger, bait, be at, bedevil, beset, bother, bristle, brown off, bug, bullyrag, burn up, chafe, chivy, consumption, devil ... show more.

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