Definitions of exasperate

  1. To irritate in a high degree; to provoke; to enrage; to exscite or to inflame the anger of; as, to exasperate a person or his feelings. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To make grievous, or more grievous or malignant; to aggravate; to imbitter; as, to exasperate enmity. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To irritate exceedingly; enrage. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To make very rough or angry: to irritate in a high degree. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. To make very angry; enrage. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. To anger; enrage; intensify; inflame. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. exasperate or irritate Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. make furious Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. Exasperated; imbittered. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Furnished with hard, stiff points. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

Usage examples for exasperate

  1. They, at the same time, encourage and exasperate one. – India’s Problem Krishna or Christ by John P. Jones
  2. Look here, Elsworthy, he said; it will be better for you not to exasperate me. – The Perpetual Curate by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant