Definition of aggravating in US English:

aggravating

adjective

  • 1Making a problem or offense worse or more serious.

    ‘aggravating circumstances that warrant further discipline’
  • 2informal Causing annoyance or exasperation.

    ‘she found him thoroughly aggravating and unprofessional’

Pronunciation

aggravating

/ˈaɡrəvādiNG//ˈæɡrəveɪdɪŋ/