• Metius aggravating Titus Manlius
    Metius aggravating Titus Manlius
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj aggravating making worse
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: It's a common myth that chocolate aggravates acne. Experiments conducted at the University of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Naval Academy found that consumption of chocolate -even frequent daily dietary intake -had no effect on the incidence of acne. Professional dermatologists today do not link acne with diet.
    • Aggravating Exasperating; provoking; irritating. "A thing at once ridiculous and aggravating ."
    • Aggravating Making worse or more heinous; as, aggravating circumstances.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: A reward of $1,000 was offered for information leading to the capture and conviction of a man robbing taxi drivers. The man turned himself in and demanded the reward as a result. He received a 20 year sentence for aggravated robbery instead.
    • aggravating Making worse or more heinous: as, aggravating circumstances. Provoking; annoying; exasperating: as, he is an aggravating fellow.
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  • Christian Nevell Bovee
    “Courage enlarges, cowardice diminishes resources. In desperate straits the fears of the timid aggravate the dangers that imperil the brave.”
  • Plato
    “Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty.”
  • Walker Percy
    Walker Percy
    “Since grief only aggravates your loss, grieve not for what is past.”
  • Robert Byrne
    Robert Byrne
    “Learning to dislike children at an early age saves a lot of expense and aggravation later in life.”
  • Joseph Addison
    “The unjustifiable severity of a parent is loaded with this aggravation, that those whom he injures are always in his sight.”
  • Mark Twain
    “Truth is neither alive nor dead; it just aggravates itself all the time.”


In literature:

Elsa's horrid little habit of accepting anything and everything with the most irresponsible complacency rendered the situation aggravating.
"The Furnace of Gold" by Philip Verrill Mighels
I'd much rather do it for you, girls are so much less aggravating than boys.
"A Great Emergency and Other Tales" by Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing
The skipper lighted his pipe and sat down all hunched together, puffing away with most aggravating deliberateness.
"The Meadow-Brook Girls by the Sea" by Janet Aldridge
No; it would only aggravate her fears.
"The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood" by Arthur Griffiths
They indicate, perhaps, to some extent the ingredients that aggravated the terrible scenes we are preparing to contemplate.
"Salem Witchcraft, Volumes I and II" by Charles Upham
Cold is an aggravating factor, as the disease is commonest during the winter months.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
Thus the instruments for their deliverance confirmed their thraldom, and what should have won affection aggravated their enmity.
"The Life of Admiral Viscount Exmouth" by Edward Osler
All the relations between them had thus been those of hatred; and this check only served to aggravate them.
"History of the Expedition to Russia" by Count Philip de Segur
The utter chaos was aggravated by the rain which pelted down with torrential fury.
"Sixteen Months in Four German Prisons" by Henry Charles Mahoney
But there are some aggravating circumstances in these crimes, which I have not yet stated.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XI. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke

In poetry:

O! this will aggravate their case!
They perished under means of grace;
To them the word of life and faith,
Became an instrument of death.
"The Wheat And Tares" by John Newton
Then look lest your tenderness, generous heart,
So lavish of liberal streams,
By pity not only no comfort impart,
But even may aggravate misery's dart,
By showing how jagged it seems.
"The Truth About Pity" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Go, then, let all thy lease of life expire
In earth-born cares, and life's great end, forget;
Disclaim the skies; renounce thy heavenly fire;
Leave nought undone to aggravate thy fate.
"Time: An Elegy. Written Near The Ruins Of Elgin Cathedral" by Robert Alves
Two of the callow young she lays,
Beyond the peril of the blaze;
But while the last she rears,
The other little ones distrest
Crawl back within the burning nest,
And aggravate her fears.
"The Stork" by William Hayley
Nah, what are ta dooin wi' th' pussy cat, pray?
If tha'll leeav it alooan it'll mell nooan o' thee,
Put th' mustard spooin daan! Does ta hear what aw say!
Let goa that cat tail! Ha tha aggravates me!
"Come Thi Ways In" by John Hartley
Some bashful hesitation, just like spellin' punctooation--might have
worked an aggravation on to Sutter's mournful mind,
For the witnesses all vary ez to wot was said and nary a galoot will
toot his horn except the way he is inclined.
"A Question Of Privilege" by Francis Bret Harte

In news:

Thirty-six-year-old Brett Seacat, of Kingman, is charged with first-degree murder, aggravated arson and child endangerment.
The trial of a former Kansas police instructor accused of killing his wife has been moved from December to next May Brett Seacat, 36, of Kingman, is charged with first-degree murder, aggravated arson and child endangerment.
Holdsclaw To Face Aggravated Assault Charges.
Jonathan Daniel Holt is arraigned on multiple counts of aggravated murder via closed circuit television in Clackamas County court in Portland, Ore.
Caleb David Roth, 21, of the 200 block of Desert Roth Ct. Is charged with one count of aggravated battery causing bodily harm.
Carmela Angela Benevento, 50, has been charged with aggravated assault and aggravated battery.
Wesley Ryan Wilhite is charged with the aggravated assault of a family member and remains at large.
Bail was set at $400,000 today for a 30-year-old man facing aggravated DUI and other charges after a 42-year-old man was struck and critically injured while riding a skateboard in a bike lane on a Bucktown street this week.
Sleeplessness , whether it be trouble falling asleep, or an inability to go back to sleep if you wake up in the middle of the night, can be truly aggravating.
Nathanael Warren Sloop is scheduled to appear in court in Davis County Tuesday afternoon on aggravated murder charges.
At last, we reach the end of the long, winding, annoying, aggravating road that was the 2012 election cycle.
Being able to fly twin genoas when you're sailing off the wind far outweighs the aggravation, when sailing closehauled, of having to furl to tack.
Yet 11 Republicans and one Democrat signed onto Senate Bill 1534, which would have created the crime of "aggravated solicitation ".
AGGRAVATED ROBBERY & ABDUCTION , WELLINGTON AVENUE: A Parma man, 18, was arrested Nov 20 after he allegedly threatened another man with a knife, punched him and stole his cell phone.
John Michael Gretta is to be arraigned in 2nd District Court today on charges filed Thursday of sodomy on a child, aggravated sexual abuse of a child, and four counts of dealing in material harmful to a minor.

In science:

Consequently, this tends to aggravate the discrepancy in the estimated stellar densities.
HST study of the LMC compact star forming region N83B
The new value of mW (νN ) differs from mW measured by LEP II and Tevatron by 3.7 σ and leads to a pull of 2.8 instead of 1.2 (see Table 1) aggravating the discrepancy.
Extra generations and discrepancies of electroweak precision data
We also argue that it is brane worlds, and not inflation, what dramatically could aggravate the ‘missing-alien’ problem pointed out first in the fifties by Enrico Fermi.
Brane Worlds, the Subanthropic Principle and the Undetectability Conjecture
Besides, Olum’s arguments implying that inflation must necessarily aggravate the (very serious) ‘missing-alien’ problem do not seem very convincing and it is some brane world scenarios , in our opinion, what could in fact aggravate dramatically this problem.
Brane Worlds, the Subanthropic Principle and the Undetectability Conjecture
We have also argued that the idea of brane worlds, although still in very premature stage, could in fact aggravate enormously the ‘missing-alien’ problem, pointed out first by Enrico Fermi as was mentioned before.
Brane Worlds, the Subanthropic Principle and the Undetectability Conjecture