- In contrast to his vigour and emotional buoyancy later in seeing off the so-called fuel blockade, this dark episode was equally to infuriate, exhaust and exasperate the First Minister.
- Some supporters have grown exasperated by his inconsistent crossing.
- It's always more complicated than that, as annoying people are known to say with exasperating regularity.
- Example sentences
- I exasperatedly remarked that they were a perfect match, they were both aesthetically hideous with horrifically competitive personalities to match.
- The Russians rather exasperatedly denied the story.
- I woke up in the middle of the night with tormentably aching arms and the last threads of a dream in which K had exasperatedly told me to stop blogging.
Mid 16th century: from Latin exasperat- 'irritated to anger', from the verb exasperare (based on asper 'rough').
Exasperate is from Latin exasperare ‘irritate to anger’, based on asper ‘rough’.
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