What does aggravation mean?

Definitions for aggravation
ˌæg rəˈveɪ ʃənag·gra·va·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aggravation, exasperationnoun

    an exasperated feeling of annoyance

  2. aggravation, irritation, provocationnoun

    unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment

  3. aggravation, exacerbationnoun

    action that makes a problem or a disease (or its symptoms) worse

    "the aggravation of her condition resulted from lack of care"

Wiktionary

  1. aggravationnoun

    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.

  2. aggravationnoun

    Exaggerated representation.

  3. aggravationnoun

    An extrinsic circumstance or accident which increases the guilt of a crime or the misery of a calamity.

  4. Etymology: From aggravation

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Aggravationnoun

    Etymology: from aggravate.

    If it be weigh’d
    By itself, with aggravations not surcharg’d,
    Or else with just allowance counterpois’d,
    I may, if possible, thy pardon find
    The easier towards me, or thy hatred less. John Milton, Samps. Ag.

    He, to the sins which he commits, hath the aggravation super-added of committing them against knowledge, against conscience, against sight of the contrary law. Henry Hammond, Fundam.

ChatGPT

  1. aggravation

    Aggravation is a feeling of persistent irritation, annoyance, or discomfort often resulting from some sort of provocation, interruption, or disturbance. It can also refer to the act of making a situation or problem worse or more severe.

  2. aggravation

    Aggravation refers to the act or result of making a problem, situation, or feeling worse or more serious. It can also refer to irritation, annoyance, or stress caused by troublesome activities or annoying circumstances.

  3. aggravation

    Aggravation refers to a circumstance or event that makes a situation worse, or increases its severity, seriousness, or intensity. It can also refer to the feeling of being persistently annoyed or irritated.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aggravationnoun

    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

  2. Aggravationnoun

    exaggerated representation

  3. Aggravationnoun

    an extrinsic circumstance or accident which increases the guilt of a crime or the misery of a calamity

  4. Aggravationnoun

    provocation; irritation

  5. Etymology: [LL. aggravatio: cf. F. aggravation.]

Wikidata

  1. Aggravation

    Aggravation, in law, is "any circumstance attending the commission of a crime or tort which increases its guilt or enormity or adds to its injurious consequences, but which is above and beyond the essential constituents of the crime or tort itself." Aggravated assault, for example, is usually differentiated from simple assault by the offender's intent, the extent of injury to the victim, or the use of a deadly weapon. An aggravating circumstance is a kind of attendant circumstance and the opposite of an extenuating or mitigating circumstance, which decreases guilt.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of aggravation in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of aggravation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of aggravation in a Sentence

  1. Malcolm Stevenson Forbes:

    If you have a job without aggravation, you don't have a job.

  2. Cyril Abiteboul:

    The fact we know this week will avoid unnecessary aggravation from a cost perspective, the Chinese race is an important race on the calendar and China and the U.S. are the two strategic priorities for (Formula One's commercial rights holder) Liberty Media and we support that.

  3. Henry Adams:

    The effect of power and publicity on all men is the aggravation of self, a sort of tumor that ends by killing the victim's sympathies.

  4. Robert Byrne:

    Learning to dislike children at an early age saves a lot of expense and aggravation later in life.

  5. Randy Shropshire/Getty Images Maron:

    I think that those porch talks, the Instagram lives were kind of essential in that process because I think that at the time, I was unwilling to do outdoor comedy or drive-in comedy or zoom comedy, I just, I couldn’t because it just seemed too difficult and I didn’t need that aggravation and I didn’t see it as a way to to process or create, i think that the Instagram lives became essential in me engaging with an audience of people that were watching, and so I was in a zone where I was putting stuff out in the world for people and doing it much like I do comedy.

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Translations for aggravation

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  • утежняване, влошаванеBulgarian
  • forværringDanish
  • Zuspitzung, Verärgerung, erschwerender Umstand, med. Verschlechterung, ErschwerungGerman
  • agravio, agravanteSpanish
  • raskauttava asianhaara, suututtaminen, ärsyttäminenFinnish
  • aggravamentoItalian
  • 악화Korean
  • verergeringDutch

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