Aggravation

  • 1 aggravation — [ agravasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XIVe; bas lat. aggravatio, spécialisé en lat. ecclés. 1 ♦ Anciennt Second avertissement d excommunication. 2 ♦ (1835 aggravation de peine) Dr. Augmentation (de la peine); particularité qui aggrave (le délit, le crime). 3 ♦… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 Aggravation — may refer to: * Aggravation , a board game played with marbles ** Aggravation , a Game Boy Advance game based on the board game ** Aggravation , a Nintendo DS game based on the board game * Aggravation, a cocktail made from whiskey, coffee… …

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  • 3 aggravation — I (annoyance) noun complication, difficulty, distress, frustration, grievance, harassment, inconvenience, irritant, irritation, nuisance, ordeal, pressure, provocation, strain, stress II (exacerbation) noun agitation, amplification, augmentation …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 aggravation — 1. The 20c has seen an increase in the harassment of appointed or elected officials and of other people in positions of authority, e.g. schoolteachers. The words most commonly used in this context is aggravation (first recorded in this meaning in …

    Modern English usage

  • 5 Aggravation — Ag gra*va tion, n. [LL. aggravatio: cf. F. aggravation.] 1. The act of aggravating, or making worse; used of evils, natural or moral; the act of increasing in severity or heinousness; something additional to a crime or wrong and enhancing its… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 aggravation — (n.) late 15c., from M.Fr. aggravation, from L.L. aggravationem (nom. aggravatio), noun of action from pp. stem of L. aggravare make heavier, figuratively to embarrass further, increase in oppressiveness, from ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + gravare… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 aggravation — [n1] annoyance affliction, aggro*, bother, botheration*, difficulty, distress, exasperation, hang up*, headache*, irksomeness, irritation, pain, pain in the neck*, pet peeve*, provocation, teasing, vexation, worry; concept 410 aggravation [n2]… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 aggravation — [ag΄rə vā′shən] n. 1. the act of aggravating, or making worse, or the condition of being aggravated 2. a thing or circumstance that aggravates, or makes worse 3. Informal exasperation; annoyance …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 Aggravation — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Aggravation >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 aggravation aggravation heightening Sgm: N 1 exacerbation exacerbation Sgm: N 1 exasperation exasperation Sgm: N 1 overestimation overestimation &c. 482 Sgm: N 1 exaggeration …

    English dictionary for students

  • 10 aggravation — UK [ˌæɡrəˈveɪʃ(ə)n] / US noun Word forms aggravation : singular aggravation plural aggravations 1) [uncountable] mainly spoken a feeling of being annoyed The cost of repairs was huge, not to mention the aggravation. 2) a) [countable/uncountable]… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 Aggravation — Als Aggravation (von lat. aggravare: schwerer machen) wird das bewusst übertriebene Betonen vorhandener Krankheitssymptome aufgrund von „vermehrter“ Selbstbeobachtung bezeichnet.[1] Ein Aggravant ist ein Patient, der seine Symptome übertrieben… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 12 aggravation — /ag reuh vay sheuhn/, n. 1. an increase in intensity, seriousness, or severity; act of making worse: an aggravation of pain. 2. the state of being aggravated. 3. something that causes an increase in intensity, degree, or severity. 4. annoyance;… …

    Universalium

  • 13 aggravation — ag|gra|va|tion [ ,ægrə veıʃn ] noun 1. ) uncount INFORMAL a feeling of being annoyed: The cost of repairs was huge, not to mention the aggravation. 2. ) count or uncount INFORMAL problems that annoy you: I really don t need this kind of… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 aggravation — /ægrəˈveɪʃən/ (say agruh vayshuhn) noun 1. increase of the intensity or severity of anything; act of making worse: *aggravation of lung disease by air pollution –charles birch, 1976. 2. something that irritates or exasperates: the fact that the… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 15 AGGRAVATION — n. f. Action d’aggraver. En termes de Jurisprudence, Aggravation de peine, Ce qu’on ajoute à une condamnation, à un châtiment. Il se dit aussi en termes de Médecine. L’aggravation du mal …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 16 aggravation — (a gra va sion) s. f. 1°   Terme de droit. Augmentation de peine ; ce qu on ajoute à une condamnation. 2°   En termes de médecine, augmentation. Il y a aggravation. L aggravation du mal, des symptômes. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Aggravatio, de aggravare (voy …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 17 aggravation — noun 1) the recession led to the aggravation of unemployment problems Syn: worsening, exacerbation, compounding 2) informal it s not worth the aggravation Syn: nuisance, annoyance, irritation, hassle, headache, trouble, difficul …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 18 aggravation — noun Date: circa 1555 1. an act or circumstance that intensifies or makes worse 2. the act, action, or result of aggravating; especially an increasing in seriousness or severity < aggravation of an injury > 3. irritation, provocation Usage …

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  • 19 AGGRAVATION — s. f. Il ne s emploie qu en termes de Droit criminel et dans cette locution, Aggravation de peine, Augmentation de peine, ce qu on ajoute à un châtiment pour le rendre plus rigoureux …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 20 aggravation — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Intensification] Syn. heightening, worsening, exacerbation, intensification, sharpening, inflammation, deepening, strengthening, exaggeration, magnification. 2. [A cause of aggravation] Syn. worry, affliction, irritant,… …

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