Definitions of exasperation

  1. The act of exasperating or the state of being exasperated; irritation; keen or bitter anger. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Increase of violence or malignity; aggravation; exacerbation. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Extreme irritation. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. Act of irritating: state of being exasperated: provocation: rage: aggravation. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Sudden anger; rage. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. Extreme anger; rage; intensity. . The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. The act of exasperating or irritating; the state of being exasperated; provocation; rage; aggravation; exacerbation. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. The act of exciting to violent anger; an extreme degree of anger. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for exasperation

  1. When any of these wretches were brought before the Emperor, he shrugged his shoulders, and with gestures of scorn and anger ordered that they should be removed from his sight, and the grenadiers sometimes executed justice on them with their bayonets; but such exasperation can be well understood in soldiers thus driven by these base and odious measures from a resting- place earned by the sword. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  2. He made a gesture of exasperation – The Obstacle Race by Ethel M. Dell