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Definition of the noun aggravation

What does aggravation mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: aggravations

  1. an exasperated feeling of annoyance
  2. unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of aggravation: irritation / provocation
    • more generic word: aggression = deliberately unfriendly behavior
    • more specific terms:
      • aggro = aggravation or aggression
      • last straw = the final irritation that stretches your patience beyond the limit
      • taunting / taunt / twit = aggravation by deriding or mocking or criticizing
  3. action that makes a problem or a disease (or its symptoms) worse
    • example: the aggravation of her condition resulted from lack of care
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of aggravation: exacerbation
    • more generic word: intensification = action that makes something stronger or more extreme

Alternative definition of the noun 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.


  1. Aggravation is a board game for up to six players, whose object is to be the first player to have all four playing pieces reach the player's home section of the board. The game's name comes from the action of capturing an opponent's piece by landing on its space, which is known as "aggravating".
    • publishers: Parker Brothers, Milton Bradley Company
  2. "Aggravation" is a video game.
    • developer: Cutlass Software
    • genre: Strategy video game
    • publisher: Cutlass Software


  1. "Aggravation" is a musical album of Treponem Pal.
    • released on (24 years ago)
  2. "Aggravation" is a composition.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Aggravation

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Google previewClinical Homoeopathy (2002)

by Anton Jayasuriya

Medicinal Aggravations: Medicinal aggravation is the appearance of some new symptoms in the patient, which have no...

Disease Aggravations: Disease aggravation is a progressive deterioration in the health of the patient.

Google previewHomeopathy, Healing and You (1999)

by Vinton McCabe

An aggravation is a temporary increase in symptoms before these symptoms fall away. Although...

Google previewTextbook of Applied Materia Medica (2005)

by J. D. Patil

Besides these functional symptoms there are the symptoms of syphilitic affections of the bone as ulceration and carries where the throbbing pain and nightly aggravation is the indicating factors. General organ affection Bones, GI. system, ...

Google previewThe Oxford Handbook of Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice (2011)

by Barry C. Feld, Donna M. Bishop

Aggravation refers to the developmental sequence in offending that escalates in seriousness over time. Desistance consists of four subprocesses that indicate ...

Google previewNatural Healing for Dogs and Cats (2011)

by Diane Stein

An aggravation is a worsening of symptoms for a short period of time, before the dis~ease symptoms suddenly clear or start getting better (ameliorate). In a 30C remedy, the aggravation usually lasts less than half an hour, with a temporary ...

Google previewThe Ayurveda Encyclopedia (2007)

Natural Secrets to Healing, Prevention, and Longevity by Swami Sadashiva Tirtha

Aggravation: As the imbalanced elements (humors) continue to increase, ...

Google previewDictionary of Contemporary Slang (2014)

by Tony Thorne

See also alley aggravation nBritish serious trouble, victimisation or mutual harassment. Acolloquial extensionofthe standardmeaning ofthe word, used bypoliceand the underworld. Aggravation is, like bother and seeingto, a typical example of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Race and Crime (2009)

by Helen Taylor Greene, Shaun L. Gabbidon

As in the PRS study, the CSS analysis shows a distinct association between the aggravation range of culpability and the magnitude of the...

in the mid- aggravation range of culpability, where the death sentencing rates are quite high.

Google previewEncyclopaedia perthensis, or, Universal dictionary of the arts, sciences, literature, etc. : intended to supersede the use of other books of reference (1816)

AGGRAVATION, n. s. [from aggravate.] t. The act of aggravating or making heavy. ». The act of enlarging to enormity. — A painter added a pair ot \vhiikers to the face, and by a little aggravation of the features changed it into the Saracen's head .

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If you have a job without aggravation, you don't have a job. (Malcolm Forbes)
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Scrabble value of A1G2G2R1A1V4A1T1I1O1N1

The value of this 11-letter word is 16 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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