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exasperation

[ig-zas-puh-rey-shuh n] /ɪgˌzæs pəˈreɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
an act or instance of exasperating; provocation.
2.
the state of being exasperated; irritation; extreme annoyance:
Her exasperation at being interrupted was understandable.
Origin of exasperation
1540-1550
1540-50; < Latin exasperātiōn- (stem of exasperātiō) roughness, bitterness. See exasperate, -ion
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n.

1540s, from Latin exasperationem (nominative exasperatio), noun of action from past participle stem of exasperare (see exasperate).

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