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aggravation

Noun

1 an exasperated feeling of annoyance [syn: exasperation]
2 unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment [syn: irritation, provocation]
3 action that makes a problem or a disease (or its symptoms) worse; "the aggravation of her condition resulted from lack of care" [syn: exacerbation]

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Noun

  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.

Translations

The act of aggravating
Exaggerated representation
An extrinsic circumstance or accident which increases the guilt of a crime or the misery of a calamity

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