aggravation (n.)

  1. an exasperated feeling of annoyance

    [ Syn: exasperation ]

  2. unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment

    [ Syn: irritation , provocation ]

  3. action that makes a problem or a disease (or its symptoms) worse; the aggravation of her condition resulted from lack of care

    [ Syn: exacerbation ]

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