un aggravating


causing or full of aggravation: I've had an aggravating day.

1630–40; aggravate + -ing2

aggravatingly, adverb
unaggravating, adjective
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Word Origin & History

1520s, from pp. adj. aggravate (late 15c.), from L. aggravatus, pp. of aggravare "to render troublesome, to make heavy" (see aggravation). Earlier in this sense was aggrave.
"To aggravate has properly only one meaning -- to make (an evil) worse or more serious." [Fowler]
Phrase aggravating circumstances is recorded from 1790.
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