Definition of exasperation in English:

exasperation

noun

mass noun
  • A feeling of intense irritation or annoyance.

    ‘she rolled her eyes in exasperation’
    • ‘Considering he and Stimac put 16 hours a day into the place, his exasperation is justified.’
    • ‘In fact he smiled on quite a few occasions, though probably more out of exasperation than anything else.’
    • ‘His mood ranged from nervousness and exasperation to contempt and defiance even anger.’
    • ‘They have been torturing each other for decades, giving vent to shouts and exasperations, though at night they sleep in adjoining double beds.’
    • ‘Spear's face was full of exasperation and worry, as he shoved his way through the crowd.’
    • ‘Who do you know in your life who is a source of pain, annoyance or exasperation?’
    • ‘My own daily dose of exasperation and humiliation comes courtesy of Bandit, a three-year-old Dalmatian.’
    • ‘But there was a tangible atmosphere of exasperation towards the week's end.’
    • ‘The exasperation, while he seeks to put a lid on it, spills forth.’
    • ‘said the steward who, with exasperation, surveyed the teenager who was wearing full cricket gear.’
    • ‘And to top it all off, there are aphorisms, rubrics, musings, meditations, exhalations, exasperations.’
    • ‘Such exasperation may have led to posters being stolen and vandalised but there could be another reason.’
    • ‘The exasperation disappears from their voices as they deal with customers.’
    • ‘Terel stopped in his tracks and turned to her, agitated exasperation on his face.’
    • ‘I sighed in exasperation as I realised Evaline hadn't even started on dinner yet.’
    • ‘My feeling was more of exasperation at this point because I knew what we had gotten ourselves into.’
    • ‘No opportunity for zaniness is knowingly passed up, to the exasperation of the long-suffering staff.’
    • ‘He smiled patiently, betraying only a small hint of exasperation.’
    • ‘Now instead of the anger and exasperation, an emotion more like dread clouded his mind.’
    • ‘My response to these complaints is a slight feeling of exasperation.’
    irritation, annoyance, chagrin, vexation, anger, fury, rage, wrath, spleen, ill humour, crossness, tetchiness, testiness, pique, indignation, resentment, disgruntlement, disgust, discontent, displeasure
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Pronunciation

exasperation

/ɛɡˌzɑːspəˈreɪʃ(ə)n//ɪɡˌzɑːspəˈreɪʃ(ə)n/