aggravating exacerbating exasperating
intensifying intensifying adj. increasing in strength or intensity. [Narrower terms: {aggravating, exacerbating, exasperating ; {augmentative, enhancive}; {deepening(prenominal), heightening(prenominal) ] {moderating} [WordNet 1.5]

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  • exasperating — adj. 1. extremely annoying or displeasing. Syn: annoying, infuriating, maddening, vexing. [WordNet 1.5] 2. same as {exacerbating}. Syn: aggravating, exacerbating. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • exasperating — adjective 1. extremely annoying or displeasing (Freq. 1) his cavelier curtness of manner was exasperating I ve had an exasperating day her infuriating indifference the ceaseless tumult of the jukebox was maddening • Syn: ↑infuriating, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • aggravating — adjective making worse • Syn: ↑exacerbating, ↑exasperating • Similar to: ↑intensifying …   Useful english dictionary

  • exacerbating — ex*ac er*ba ting ([e^]gz*[a^]s [ e]r*b[=a] t[i^]ng), adj. Making worse. Syn: aggravating, exasperating. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • exacerbating — adjective making worse • Syn: ↑aggravating, ↑exasperating • Similar to: ↑intensifying …   Useful english dictionary

  • augmentative enhancive — intensifying intensifying adj. increasing in strength or intensity. [Narrower terms: {aggravating, exacerbating, exasperating ; {augmentative, enhancive}; {deepening(prenominal), heightening(prenominal) ] {moderating} [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deepeningprenominal heighteningprenominal — intensifying intensifying adj. increasing in strength or intensity. [Narrower terms: {aggravating, exacerbating, exasperating ; {augmentative, enhancive}; {deepening(prenominal), heightening(prenominal) ] {moderating} [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intensifying — adj. increasing in strength or intensity. [Narrower terms: {aggravating, exacerbating, exasperating ; {augmentative, enhancive}; {deepening(prenominal), heightening(prenominal) ] {moderating} [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intensifying — adjective increasing in strength or intensity (Freq. 1) • Ant: ↑moderating • Similar to: ↑aggravating, ↑exacerbating, ↑exasperating, ↑augmentative, ↑enhancive, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • exasperation — n 1. provocation, fomentation, incitement, incitation, instigation, excitation, agitation, inflammation, deliberate aggravation; provoking, fomenting, inciting, instigating, agitating, inflaming; infuriation, enragement; infuriating, angering. 2 …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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