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Definition of Aggravation

Aggravation

  1. The act of aggravating, or making worse; -- used of evils, natural or moral; the act of increasing in severity or heinousness; something additional to a crime or wrong and enhancing its guilt or injurious consequences.
  2. Exaggerated representation.
  3. An extrinsic circumstance or accident which increases the guilt of a crime or the misery of a calamity.
  4. Provocation; irritation.

Aggravation Quotations

War is never a solution; it is an aggravation.
Benjamin Disraeli

The unjustifiable severity of a parent is loaded with this aggravation, that those whom he injures are always in his sight.
Joseph Addison

The effect of power and publicity on all men is the aggravation of self, a sort of tumor that ends by killing the victim's sympathies.
Henry Adams

Learning to dislike children at an early age saves a lot of expense and aggravation later in life.
Robert Byrne

The rejection that we all take and the sadness and the aggravation and the loss of jobs and all of the things that we live through in our lives, without a sense of humor, I don't know how people make it.
Marlo Thomas
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Aggravation Translations

aggravation in German is Verschlimmerung
aggravation in Spanish is agravamiento, agravante

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