Definition of exasperating in English:

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Pronunciation: /iɡˈzaspəˌrādiNG/


Intensely irritating; infuriating: they suffered a number of exasperating setbacks
More example sentences
  • Nancy could sometimes be the most exasperating of creatures.
  • The determination to never speak ill can be exasperating for a reporter.
  • The most profound meditation only leads to an exasperating sense of impotence.



Pronunciation: /iɡˈzaspəˌrādiNGlē/
Example sentences
  • Phillips's exasperatingly self-aware first novel, Prague, kicked off the vogue for quasi-memoirs by smart young things about life in 1990s Eastern Europe.
  • The exasperatingly faint and muffled musical score contributes to its ambient soporific oddness, and it is shot throughout in the most extraordinary sepia-sunset soft focus, like a dour Russian version of Bilitis.
  • John captures, accurately too, the exasperatingly casual attitude of most Meghalaya bureaucrats towards their work, as well as the dominance of women in this matrilineal Khasi society.

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Syllabification: ex·as·per·at·ing

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