Definition of exasperation in English:

exasperation

noun

  • [mass noun] A feeling of intense irritation or annoyance.

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

exasperation

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