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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun aggravation:

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Synonyms of the noun aggravation

The noun aggravation has more than one meaning. Please check the definition for more details about its synonyms.

Equivalent words for the noun aggravation, that have fewer characters:

  1. irritation (10 letter word, the shortest synonym for aggravation)
    • plural: irritations
    • related terms: counterirritation, counterirritate, counterirritant, irritable, irritate, irritant, irritative

Equivalent words for the noun aggravation, that have the same number of characters:

  1. provocation (11 letter word for aggravation)
    • plural: provocations
    • related terms: nonprovocation, nonprovocative, overprovocation, preprovocation, reprovocation, provocant, provocative

Equivalent words for the noun aggravation, that have more characters:

  1. exacerbation (12 letter word, one of the longest synonyms for aggravation)
    • plural: exacerbations
    • related term: exacerbate
  2. exasperation (12 letter word, one of the longest synonyms for aggravation)
    • plural: exasperations
    • related terms: exasperate, exasperative

Hypernyms of the noun aggravation

More generic words for the noun aggravation, that have fewer characters:

  1. action (6 letter word)
    • plural: actions
    • related terms: hyperaction, hyperactive, nonaction, Nonactic, Nonactor, nonactive, proaction, self-action, self-actor, self-active, subaction, inaction, inactive, exaction, exactment, exactness, exactable, exacter, exactor, exactive, exactly, transaction, transactor, Transactive, coaction, counteraction, counteracter, counteractor, counteractant, counteractive, interaction, Interactor, interactant, interactive, overaction, Overactor, overactive, preaction, reaction, reactional, reactionism, reactionist, retroaction, retroactive, underaction, underactor, underactive, under-action, actional, Actionee, Actionism, actionist, actionless, actionable, actioner, actionize
  2. aggression (10 letter word)
    • plural: aggressions
    • related terms: antiaggression, antiaggressive, nonaggression, Nonaggressor, nonaggressive, Counteraggression, preaggression, preaggressive, aggressor, aggressive
  3. anger (5 letter word)
  4. annoyance (9 letter word)
    • plural: annoyances
    • related terms: reannoyance, annoyment, Annoyware, annoyous
  5. behavior (8 letter word)
    • plural: behaviors
    • related terms: malbehavior, misbehavior, behavioral, behaviorism, behaviorist, Behaviorwise
  6. behaviour (9 letter word)
    • plural: behaviours
    • related terms: misbehaviour, Misbehavioural, behavioural, behaviourism, behaviourist
  7. chafe (5 letter word)
    • plural: chafes
    • related terms: overchafe, rechafe, chafery, chafer
  8. choler (6 letter word)
    • plural: cholers
    • related terms: Choleretic, choleric, cholerine, choleroid
  9. combat (6 letter word)
    • plural: combats
    • related terms: noncombat, noncombatant, noncombative, procombat, intercombat, precombat, precombatant, combatable, combater, combatant, combative
  10. conduct (7 letter word)
    • plural: conducts
    • related terms: self-conduct, superconduct, superconductor, superconduction, superconductive, malconduct, misconduct, preconduct, preconductor, preconduction, reconduct, Reconductor, reconduction, conductible, conductance, conductor, Conductant, conduction, conductive
  11. doings (6 letter word)
    • related terms: misdoings, misdoer, doless, doling, doment, doable, doer, door, doty
  12. enmity (6 letter word)
    • plural: enmities
  13. hostility (9 letter word)
    • plural: hostilities
    • related terms: nonhostility, prohostility, semihostility, overhostility, prehostility, hostilize
  14. increase (8 letter word)
    • plural: increases
    • related terms: nonincrease, nonincreasable, proincrease, superincrease, disincrease, preincrease, reincrease, increasable, increaser
  15. ire (3 letter word, the shortest hypernym for aggravation)
    • plural: ires
    • related terms: transire, contraire, eire, eiry, IREN, ireful, ireless, irous
  16. rawness (7 letter word)
    • plural: rawnesses
    • related terms: semirawness, semirawly, rawish, rawer, rawly
  17. soreness (8 letter word)
    • plural: sorenesses
    • related terms: soral, soree, sorer, sorely
  18. tenderness (10 letter word)
    • plural: tendernesses
    • related terms: self-tenderness, overtenderness, overtender, tenderee, tenderful, tenderish, tenderling, tendersome, tenderable, tenderer, tenderise, tenderize, tenderisation, tenderization, tenderly
  19. vexation (8 letter word)
    • plural: vexations
    • related terms: self-vexation, supervexation, vexatious

More generic words for the noun aggravation, that have more characters:

  1. intensification (15 letter word, the longest hypernym for aggravation)
    • plural: intensifications
    • related terms: overintensification, overintensify, intensify
  2. mistreatment (12 letter word)
  3. unfriendliness (14 letter word)
    • plural: unfriendlinesses
    • related terms: unfriendlier, unfriendlily

More generic phrase for the noun aggravation, that has fewer characters:

  1. ill will (8 characters phrase, the shortest phrasal hypernym for aggravation)

More generic phrases for the noun aggravation, that have more characters:

  1. armed combat (12 character phrase)
  2. disagreeable person (19 character phrase)
  3. mental condition (16 character phrase)
  4. mental state (12 character phrase)
  5. negative stimulus (17 character phrase)
  6. psychological condition (23 characters phrase, the longest phrasal hypernym for aggravation)
  7. psychological state (19 character phrase)
  8. unpleasant person (17 character phrase)

Other more generic term for the noun aggravation:

  1. step-up (7 character term)

Hyponyms of the noun aggravation

More specific words for the noun aggravation:

  1. aggro (5 letter word)
    • plural: aggros
  2. taunt (5 letter word)
    • plural: taunts
    • related term: taunter
  3. taunting (8 letter word)
    • plural: tauntings
    • related term: taunter
  4. twit (4 letter word, the shortest hyponym for aggravation)
    • plural: twits
    • related term: betwit

More specific phrase for the noun aggravation:

  1. last straw (10 characters phrase, the shortest phrasal hyponym for aggravation)

Related words for the term aggravation, that have fewer characters:

  1. adversity (9 letter word)
    • related terms: adversant, adversive, adversative
  2. affliction (10 letter word)
    • related terms: unaffliction, overaffliction, preaffliction, afflicter, afflictive
  3. agitation (9 letter word)
    • related terms: circumagitation, circumagitate, unagitation, exagitation, exagitate, counteragitation, counteragitate, overagitation, overagitate, preagitation, preagitate, reagitation, reagitate, underagitation, agitable, agitate, agitant, agitative
  4. animation (9 letter word)
    • related terms: inanimation, inanimate, exanimation, exanimate, transanimation, transanimate, disanimation, disanimal, disanimate, overanimation, reanimation, reanimate, animal, Animesque, animine, animism, animist, animable, animate, animous, animise, animize, animant, animative
  5. arousal (7 letter word)
    • related terms: rearousal, subarousal, arousable, arouser
  6. arousing (8 letter word)
    • related terms: unarousing, unary, rearousing, rearousal, arousal, arousable, arouser
  7. blight (6 letter word)
    • inflections: blighted, blighting, blights
    • related terms: blighty, blighter
  8. blowup (6 letter word)
  9. bore (4 letter word)
    • inflections: bored, boring, bores
    • related terms: Unbore, counterbore, counterborer, counter-bore, Forebore, outbore, overbore, rebore, upbore, boral, boredom, boree, boreism, boresome, boreable, borer
  10. bother (6 letter word)
    • inflections: bothered, bothering, bothers
    • related terms: botherment, bothersome, botherer, botheration
  11. bummer (6 letter word)
    • related terms: bummerish, bummery
  12. care (4 letter word)
    • inflections: cared, caring, cares
    • related terms: decare, overcare, Telecare, caress, careful, careless, Careware, carey, carer, Carous, carious
  13. cross (5 letter word)
    • inflections: crossed, crossing, crosses
    • related terms: across, uncross, uncrossable, uncrossly, incross, autocross, countercross, intercross, outcross, overcross, recross, crossette, crossite, crosslet, crosslike, crossness, crossable, crosser, crossly, crosswise
  14. curse (5 letter word)
    • inflections: curst, cursed, cursing, curses
    • related terms: uncurse, incurse, incursive, excurse, Excursor, excursive, Countercurse, outcurse, precurse, precursal, precursor, precursive, recurse, recursant, recursive, cursal, cursen, curser, cursor, cursive
  15. deepening (9 letter word)
    • related term: deepener
  16. devilment (9 letter word)
    • related terms: devildom, deviless, devilhood, devilish, devilism, Devilless, devillike, devil-like, devilling, devilship, devily, deviler, devilise, devilize, devility, devilman, devilward, devilwise
  17. difficulty (10 letter word)
    • related terms: counterdifficulty, predifficulty
  18. discontent (10 letter word)
    • inflections: discontented, discontenting, discontents
    • related term: prediscontent
  19. dogging (7 letter word)
    • related terms: dogal, dogdom, doghood, dogless, doglike, dogship, dogy, dogate, dogman, dogly, Dogwise
  20. downer (6 letter word)
  21. drag (4 letter word)
    • inflections: dragged, dragging, drags
    • related terms: undrag, redrag, underdrag, updrag, dragade, dragee, dragman
  22. excitation (10 letter word)
  23. excitement (10 letter word)
    • related terms: counterexcitement, overexcitement, overexcitable, Overexcitation, pre-excitement, pre-excitation, excitable, excitate, exciter, excitor, excitant, excitation, excitive, excitative
  24. explosion (9 letter word)
    • related terms: coexplosion, Microexplosion, preexplosion, pre-explosion, explosible, explosive
  25. harassment (10 letter word)
  26. hardcase (8 letter word)
  27. hardship (8 letter word)
  28. harrying (8 letter word)
  29. headache (8 letter word)
    • related term: headachy
  30. hounding (8 letter word)
    • related terms: houndish, houndlike, houndy, hounder, houndman
  31. incitement (10 letter word)
    • related terms: incitable, incitate, inciter, incitant, incitation, incitive, incitative
  32. nuisance (8 letter word)
    • related term: nuisancer
  33. peskiness (9 letter word)
    • related terms: peskier, peskily
  34. pest (4 letter word)
    • related terms: impest, impester, impestation, pestful, pestify, Pestlike, pestling, Pesty, pester
  35. pickup (6 letter word)
  36. plight (6 letter word)
    • inflections: plighted, plighting, plights
    • related terms: unplight, interplight, replight, Plightful, plighter, Plightly
  37. pother (6 letter word)
    • inflections: pothered, pothering, pothers
    • related terms: potherment, pothery
  38. pressure (8 letter word)
  39. problem (7 letter word)
    • related terms: subproblem, problemdom, problemist, problemize, problemwise
  40. redoubling (10 letter word)
    • related term: redoubler
  41. resentment (10 letter word)
    • related terms: re-resentment, resentful, resentless, Resentable, resentence, resenter, resentive
  42. rigor (5 letter word)
  43. speedup (7 letter word)
  44. stimulus (8 letter word)
  45. stirring (8 letter word)
    • related terms: unstirring, overstirring, restirring, upstirring, stirless, stirling
  46. stress (6 letter word)
    • inflections: stressed, stressing, stresses
    • related terms: destress, unstress, forestress, microstress, micro-stress, overstress, prestress, restress, understress, stressful, stressless, Stresslet, Stressy, stresser, stressor
  47. tightening (10 letter word)
    • related terms: untightening, tightener
  48. trial (5 letter word)
  49. trouble (7 letter word)
    • inflections: troubled, troubling, troubles
    • related terms: untrouble, untroublable, distrouble, overtrouble, troubly, troubler, troublous
  50. troubles (8 letter word)
    • related terms: troubly, troubler, troublous
  51. worriment (9 letter word)
  52. worry (5 letter word)
    • inflections: worried, worrying, worries
    • related terms: aworry, interworry, overworry, worriless, worriment, worrisome, worriable, worrier, Worrily

Related words for the term aggravation, that have the same number of characters:

  1. accelerando (11 letter word)
  2. bedevilment (11 letter word)
    • related term: bedevilling
  3. botheration (11 letter word)
    • related terms: botherment, bothersome, botherer
  4. disapproval (11 letter word)
    • related terms: disapprovable, disapprover
  5. displeasure (11 letter word)
    • inflections: displeasured, displeasuring, displeasures
    • related term: displeasurable
  6. enhancement (11 letter word)
    • related terms: enhancer, enhancive
  7. fomentation (11 letter word)
    • related term: fomenter
  8. heightening (11 letter word)
    • related term: heightener
  9. infuriation (11 letter word)
    • related term: infuriate
  10. irksomeness (11 letter word)
  11. molestation (11 letter word)
    • related terms: molestful, Molestable, molester, molestious
  12. persecution (11 letter word)
    • related terms: persecutee, persecutor, persecutive
  13. predicament (11 letter word)
    • related terms: antepredicament, forepredicament, postpredicament, predication, predicative
  14. stimulation (11 letter word)
    • related terms: Co-stimulation, contrastimulation, contrastimulant, counterstimulation, counterstimulate, interstimulation, interstimulate, Microstimulation, overstimulation, overstimulate, overstimulative, Photostimulation, prestimulation, prestimulate, restimulation, restimulate, stimulable, stimulate, stimulance, stimulant, stimulative
  15. tribulation (11 letter word)
    • related terms: tribuloid, tribulate
  16. vicissitude (11 letter word)
  17. Aggrovation (11 letter word)

Related words for the term aggravation, that have more characters:

  1. acceleration (12 letter word)
  2. annoyingness (12 letter word)
    • related term: annoyingly
  3. bothersomeness (14 letter word)
  4. concentration (13 letter word)
    • related terms: deconcentration, deconcentrate, overconcentration, overconcentrate, preconcentration, preconcentrate, reconcentration, reconcentrate, concentric, Concentrism, concentrate, concentrative
  5. condensation (12 letter word)
    • related terms: Decondensation, autocondensation, Cryocondensation, overcondensation, precondensation, recondensation, condensery, condensable, condensible, condensate, condensance, condenser, condensity, condensative
  6. consolidation (13 letter word)
    • related terms: unconsolidation, preconsolidation, preconsolidate, reconsolidation, reconsolidate, consolidate, consolidant, consolidative
  7. difficulties (12 letter word)
  8. disapprobation (14 letter word)
    • related term: disapprobative
  9. dissatisfaction (15 letter word)
    • related term: predissatisfaction
  10. electrification (15 letter word)
    • related terms: diselectrification, diselectrify, electrify
  11. exaggeration (12 letter word)
    • related terms: counterexaggeration, exaggerate, exaggerative
  12. exhilaration (12 letter word)
    • related terms: re-exhilaration, re-exhilarate, exhilarate, exhilarant, exhilarative
  13. galvanization (13 letter word)
    • related terms: regalvanization, regalvanize, galvanic, galvanism, galvanist, galvanise, galvanize, galvanisation
  14. inflammation (12 letter word)
  15. magnification (13 letter word)
    • related terms: demagnification, demagnify, overmagnification, overmagnify, remagnification, remagnify, magnific, magnify
  16. perturbation (12 letter word)
    • related terms: imperturbation, imperturbable, Photoperturbation, perturbment, perturbable, perturbate, perturbance, perturber, perturbant, perturbative
  17. pestiferousness (15 letter word)
    • related term: pestiferous
  18. plaguesomeness (14 letter word)
  19. provokingness (13 letter word)
    • related term: provokingly
  20. reinforcement (13 letter word)
    • related term: reinforcer
  21. resentfulness (13 letter word)
    • related terms: unresentfulness, unresty, resentful, resentless, resentment, Resentable, resentence, resenter, resentive
  22. strengthening (13 letter word)
    • related terms: unstrengthening, restrengthening, Strengthenable, strengthener
  23. tiresomeness (12 letter word)
  24. troublesomeness (15 letter word)
    • related term: untroublesomeness
  25. vexatiousness (13 letter word)
    • related terms: unvexatiousness, unvexatious, vexatious
  26. wearisomeness (13 letter word)
    • related term: unwearisomeness
  27. worrisomeness (13 letter word)
  28. superaggravation (16 letter word)
  29. overaggravation (15 letter word)
    • related term: overaggravate
  30. preaggravation (14 letter word)
    • related term: preaggravate
  31. reaggravation (13 letter word)
    • related term: reaggravate
  32. aggravable (10 letter word)
    • related terms: aggravate, aggravation, aggravative
  33. aggravate (9 letter word)
    • related terms: overaggravate, overaggravation, preaggravate, preaggravation, reaggravate, reaggravation, aggravable, aggravation, aggravative
  34. aggravative (11 letter word)
    • related terms: aggravable, aggravate, aggravation

Related phrases for the term aggravation, that have fewer characters:

  1. bad news (8 character phrase)
  2. blowing up (10 character phrase)
  3. hard life (9 character phrase)
  4. hard lot (8 character phrase)
  5. working up (10 character phrase)

Related phrases for the term aggravation, that have the same number of characters:

  1. hard knocks (11 character phrase)
  2. steaming up (11 character phrase)
  3. stirring up (11 character phrase)
  4. whipping up (11 character phrase)

Related phrases for the term aggravation, that have more characters:

  1. adverse circumstances (21 character phrase)
  2. crashing bore (13 character phrase)
  3. information explosion (21 character phrase)
  4. lathering up (12 character phrase)
  5. population explosion (20 character phrase)
  6. sea of troubles (15 character phrase)
  7. stress of life (14 character phrase)
  8. vale of tears (13 character phrase)

Other related terms for the term aggravation:

  1. beefing-up (10 character term)
  2. heating-up (10 character term)

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