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aggravation

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ag=gra=va=tion

CIDE DICTIONARY

aggravationn. [LL. aggravatio: cf. F. aggravation.].
  •  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 guilt or injurious consequences.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Exaggerated representation.  [1913 Webster]
    "By a little aggravation of the features changed it into the Saracen's head."  [1913 Webster]
  •  An extrinsic circumstance or accident which increases the guilt of a crime or the misery of a calamity.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Provocation; irritation.  Dickens.  [1913 Webster]

THESAURUS

aggravation

accelerando, acceleration, adverse circumstances, adversity, affliction, agitation, animation, annoyance, annoyingness, arousal, arousing, bad news, bedevilment, beefing-up, blight, blowing up, blowup, bore, bother, botheration, bothersomeness, bummer, care, concentration, condensation, consolidation, crashing bore, cross, curse, deepening, devilment, difficulties, difficulty, disapprobation, disapproval, discontent, displeasure, dissatisfaction, dogging, downer, drag, electrification, enhancement, exacerbation, exaggeration, exasperation, excitation, excitement, exhilaration, explosion, fomentation, galvanization, harassment, hard knocks, hard life, hard lot, hardcase, hardship, harrying, headache, heating-up, heightening, hounding, incitement, inflammation, information explosion, infuriation, intensification, irksomeness, irritation, lathering up, magnification, molestation, nuisance, persecution, perturbation, peskiness, pest, pestiferousness, pickup, plaguesomeness, plight, population explosion, pother, predicament, pressure, problem, provocation, provokingness, redoubling, reinforcement, resentfulness, resentment, rigor, sea of troubles, speedup, steaming up, step-up, stimulation, stimulus, stirring, stirring up, strengthening, stress, stress of life, tightening, tiresomeness, trial, tribulation, trouble, troubles, troublesomeness, vale of tears, vexation, vexatiousness, vicissitude, wearisomeness, whipping up, working up, worriment, worrisomeness, worry

ROGET THESAURUS

aggravation

Increase

N increase, augmentation, enlargement, extension, dilatation, increment, accretion, accession, development, growth, aggrandizement, aggravation, rise, ascent, exaggeration exacerbation, spread, flood tide, gain, produce, product, profit, increased, on the increase, undiminished, additional, crescendo, vires acquirit eundo.

Aggravation

N aggravation, worsening, heightening, exacerbation, exasperation, overestimation, exaggeration, aggravated, worse, unrelieved, aggravable, aggravating, out of the frying pan into the fire, from bad to worse, worse and worse, Int, so much the worse!.

Exaggeration

N exaggeration, expansion, hyperbole, stretch, strain, coloring, high coloring, caricature, caricatura, extravagance, Baron Munchausen, men in buckram, yarn, fringe, embroidery, traveler's tale, fish story, gooseberry, storm in a teacup, much ado about nothing, puff, puffery, rant, figure of speech, facon de parler, stretch of fancy, stretch of the imagination, flight of fancy, false coloring, aggravation, exaggerated, overwrought, bombastic, hyperbolical, on stilts, fabulous, extravagant, preposterous, egregious, outre, highflying, hyperbolically, excitabat enim fluctus in simpulo.


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