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aggravation

Pronunciation: /ˌægrəˈveɪʃən/

Translation of aggravation in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 uncountable/no numerable (of situation, illness) empeoramiento (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • 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 2.1 u and c (annoyance) [colloquial/familiar] fastidio (masculine), follón (masculine) (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar] 2.2 uncountable/no numerable (fighting) (British English/inglés británico) [slang/argot], bronca (feminine) they're trying to start some aggravation están buscando camorra or bronca [colloquial/familiar]
    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.
    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.

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