Exasperation
Exasperation Ex*as`per*a"tion, n. [L. exasperatio: cf. F. exasp['e]ration.] 1. The act of exasperating or the state of being exasperated; irritation; keen or bitter anger. [1913 Webster]

Extorted from him by the exasperation of his spirits. --South. [1913 Webster]

2. Increase of violence or malignity; aggravation; exacerbation. ``Exasperation of the fits.'' --Sir H. Wotton. [1913 Webster]


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  • exaspération — [ ɛgzasperasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1588, repris fin XVIIIe; lat. exasperatio 1 ♦ Vieilli Extrême aggravation (d un mal). ⇒ aggravation. Exaspération d un mal, d une douleur. ⇒ exacerbation. ♢ Fig. et littér. Exaspération d un désir, d un besoin, d un… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Exasperation — (v. lat.), 1) Erbitterung; 2) Schärfung, so Exasperatio poenae, Strafschärfung …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Exasperation — (lat.), Erbitterung, Verschärfung; exasperieren, erbittern, ein Übel verschärfen. Exasperationsprinzip oder Asperationsprinzip, im Strafrecht Grundsatz, beim Zusammentreffen mehrerer Straftaten nicht etwa die für jede einzelne Straftat erkannten… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Exasperation — Exasperation, lat. deutsch, Erbitterung; exasperatio poenae, Strafschärfung …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • exasperation — index provocation Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • exaspération — EXASPÉRATION: Constamment à son comble …   Dictionnaire des idées reçues

  • exasperation — 1540s, from L. exasperationem (nom. exasperatio), noun of action from pp. stem of exasperare (see EXASPERATE (Cf. exasperate)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • exasperation — [n] upset, provocation aggravation, anger, annoyance, besetment, bother, botheration, displeasure, exacerbation, fury, ire, irritant, irritation, nuisance, passion, pest, pique, plague, rage, resentment, vexation, wrath; concepts 29,410 Ant.… …   New thesaurus

  • exasperation — [eg zas΄pər ā′shən, igzas΄pər ā′shən] n. an exasperating or being exasperated; great irritation or annoyance …   English World dictionary

  • exasperation — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ sheer, utter ▪ mild … OF EXASPERATION ▪ hint VERB + EXASPERATION ▪ feel …   Collocations dictionary

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