unexasperating

exasperate

[v. ig-zas-puh-reyt; adj. ig-zas-per-it]
verb (used with object), exasperated, exasperating.
1.
to irritate or provoke to a high degree; annoy extremely: He was exasperated by the senseless delays.
2.
Archaic. to increase the intensity or violence of (disease, pain, feelings, etc.).
adjective
3.
Botany. rough; covered with hard, projecting points, as a leaf.

Origin:
1525–35; < Latin exasperātus (past participle of exasperāre to make rough, provoke), equivalent to ex- ex-1 + asper harsh, rough + -ātus -ate1

exasperatedly, adverb
exasperater, noun
exasperatingly, adverb
unexasperated, adjective
unexasperating, adjective

exacerbate, exasperate.


1. incense, anger, vex, inflame, infuriate. See irritate. 2. exacerbate.
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exasperate (ɪɡˈzɑːspəˌreɪt)
 
vb
1.  to cause great irritation or anger to; infuriate
2.  to cause (an unpleasant feeling, condition, etc) to worsen; aggravate
 
adj
3.  botany having a rough prickly surface because of the presence of hard projecting points
 
[C16: from Latin exasperāre to make rough, from asper rough]
 
ex'asperatedly
 
adv
 
ex'asperater
 
n
 
ex'asperating
 
adj
 
ex'asperatingly
 
adv
 
exasper'ation
 
n

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exasperate
1530s, from L. exasperatus, pp. of exasperare "roughen, irritate," from ex- "thoroughly" + asper "rough." Related: Exasperated; exasperating.
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