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exasperate

ex·as·per·ate

exasperate

 
 
pronunciation:
ihg zae sp reIt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: exasperated, exasperates, exasperating
definition: to bother or annoy to the point of causing anger.
The trumpet player exasperated his neighbors by playing so loudly.
synonyms:
provoke
antonyms:
appease, please
similar words:
aggravate, annoy, bug, frustrate, irritate, plague, prod, ruffle
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