- 1The state of becoming worse or more serious; exacerbation: the patient experienced an aggravation of symptomsMore example sentences
worsen, make worse, exacerbate, inflame, compound; intensify, increase, heighten, magnify, add to, amplify, augment; add fuel to the fire/flames, add insult to injury, rub salt in the woundworsening, exacerbation, compounding; intensification, increase, heightening, magnification, amplification, augmentation
- He pitched in an extended spring training game last week with no further aggravation.
- In addition, 4 individuals had histories consistent with environmental aggravation of preexisting respiratory disease.
- They also observed an occasional initial aggravation in symptoms with homoeopathy.
- 2 • informal Annoyance or exasperation: the whole business has caused me a lot of aggravation I don’t need this aggravationMore example sentences
- The boilerplate license agreements have been an additional source of aggravation.
- For their sakes I shall have to suffer the aggravations of travelling alone.
- Perhaps I need to find a private moment of zen each day, a way to let the aggravation fly away from here.
- 2.1Aggressive behaviour; harassment.More example sentences
- I didn't have the nerve to confront them, fearing further aggravation.
- When I first started clubbing I used to dread the brawls and aggravation.
- Let's get together and have a competition with all the best pilots without the aggravation found at the Worlds.