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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Making worse; exasperate, esp by deliberate and persistent goading

Usage examples (31)
  • The -- both sides will present what's called aggravating and mitigating factors.
  • The way penalty phases work is that the prosecution presents what is called aggravating factors.
  • “What’s aggravating is they are not in the same format so it’s not like you can cut and paste.”
  • It was the idea of aggravating them that set me to thinking of adopting a child as much as anything in the first place. for more
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