We all know that spending time with your extended clan over the holidays can be aggravating.
But it is disruptive, costly, aggravating, and absolutely pointless.
But after more than 10 aggravating, exorbitantly expensive and violent years, the world has pretty much had it with Afghanistan.
There are a lot of aggravating myths and narratives in politics.
So while the poor sound quality was aggravating, it was also a signal of some weird legitimacy.
When I had finished he seemed to have gained a new attitude of aggravating wise superiority.
For the symptoms of the night before had developed in a most aggravating way.
It's very well for you to call me a foolish, aggravating woman!
Here she stopped short in the most aggravating manner in the world.
But Pecksniff is that aggravating as I can hardly heed the words I now put on the paper.
1520s, "make heavy, burden down," from past participle adjective aggravate "burdened; threatened" (late 15c.), from Latin aggravatus, past participle of aggravare "to render more troublesome," literally "to make heavy" (see aggravation). Earlier in this sense was aggrege (late 14c.). Meaning "to make a bad thing worse" is from 1590s; that of "exasperate, annoy" is from 1610s.
To aggravate has properly only one meaning -- to make (an evil) worse or more serious. [Fowler]Related: Aggravated; aggravating. Phrase aggravating circumstances is recorded from 1790.