• Metius aggravating Titus Manlius
    Metius aggravating Titus Manlius
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n aggravation action that makes a problem or a disease (or its symptoms) worse "the aggravation of her condition resulted from lack of care"
    • n aggravation unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment
    • n aggravation an exasperated feeling of annoyance
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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.
    • Aggravation An extrinsic circumstance or accident which increases the guilt of a crime or the misery of a calamity.
    • Aggravation Exaggerated representation. "By a little aggravation of the features changed it into the Saracen's head."
    • Aggravation Provocation; irritation.
    • Aggravation 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.
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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.
    • n aggravation Increase of the weight, intensity, heinousness, or severity of anything; the act of making worse; addition, or that which is added, to anything evil or improper: as, an aggravation of pain, grief, crime, etc.
    • n aggravation Exaggeration, as in a pictorial representation or in a statement of facts; heightened description.
    • n aggravation Provocation; irritation.
    • n aggravation In Rom. canon law, a censure, threatening excommunication after disregard of three admonitions.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Aggravation a making worse: any quality or circumstance which makes a thing worse: an exaggeration
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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.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. aggravatio,: cf. F. aggravation,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. aggravāread, to, gravis, heavy. See Grave.


In literature:

The presence of a spectre in the horizon is an aggravation of solitude.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
Antonyms: intensify, aggravate, heighten, rouse.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
I no sooner saw my face in it but was startled at the shortness of it, which now appeared to me in its utmost aggravation.
"The Young Gentleman and Lady's Monitor, and English Teacher's Assistant" by John Hamilton Moore
Then he saw the coyote on a hill a little ways ahead, looking at him in the most aggravating way.
"Ted Strong's Motor Car" by Edward C. Taylor
Aggravated by want of free circulation of air.
"Gold, Sport, And Coffee Planting In Mysore" by Robert H. Elliot
But special pleading so palpable only aggravated the prevailing resentment to the dish.
"The Siege of Kimberley" by T. Phelan
You are aggravating your sufferings.
"Abbe Mouret's Transgression La Faute De L'abbe Mouret" by Emile Zola
The condolences of my comrades aggravated my bad humor.
"Atlantida" by Pierre Benoit
What a fool to think she could aggravate passion by delay.
"Là-bas" by J. K. Huysmans
The fact that society is guilty aggravates the guilt of each member of it.
"Tragic Sense Of Life" by Miguel de Unamuno
Hard I was ever thought, now will that be aggravated.
"The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson" by Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson
Exciting Causes aggravate the trouble when present, causing more frequent and severe seizures.
"Epilepsy, Hysteria, and Neurasthenia" by Isaac G. Briggs
Inequalities in the Irish franchise were only an aggravation.
"The Framework of Home Rule" by Erskine Childers
What has Jacob been doing to `aggravate' you lately, that you should be down on him?
"David Fleming's Forgiveness" by Margaret Murray Robertson
He could not bring himself to frame any further aggravation of the lie.
"The Twins of Suffering Creek" by Ridgwell Cullum
His cruelty brought me near to death, and my sufferings only aggravated his bitterness and wrath.
"Little Wolf" by M. A. Cornelius
A circumstance which to many parents would have greatly aggravated the blow, rather lightened it to him.
"Coelebs In Search of a Wife" by Hannah More
The symptoms become aggravated.
"The Dog" by Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson
This improvement, however, is at first only an aggravation of the evil.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
Aggravating the housing shortage in the early 1970s was an accelerating deterioration of old buildings.
"Area Handbook for Bulgaria" by Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole

In poetry:

O pleasures past, what are ye now
But thorns about my bleeding brow!
Spectres that hover round my brain,
And aggravate and mock my pain.
"A Hymn" by Henry Kirke White
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
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:

AGGRAVATED ROBBERY, CEDAR ROAD: A Cleveland man, 42, was arrested in the early morning hours of Oct 18 following an armed robbery at Pizza Bogo.
Boulin pleaded guilty to wire fraud and aggravated identity theft in April and was sentenced in July to nearly six years in prison.
A New York school bus driver was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated and other charges after police say he was drunk Thursday when he plowed his bus into a home, reported.
Harris is charged is aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
Investigators charged Delrico Dansberry, of Memphis, with aggravated robbery.
Jah Reid returned to practice after being sidelined since August when he re-aggravated a strained right calf.
Autumn Dunn, 29, was arrested on May 20 on charges of aggravated battery and two counts of neglect of a dependent.
Amber Nicole Garner, of Clearfield, has been charged in 2nd District Court with aggravated assault, a second-degree felony.
A tax preparer from Silver City has been sentenced to four years in prison for filing false claims and aggravated identity theft.
Joseph Pullen , 60, of Pemberton Township was charged with aggravated sexual assault and other charges in the alleged molestation of a juvenile on two occasions, including a July 8 church services, authorities said.
Quillon Religious bigots aggravate grueling campaign season.
District Attorney Jackie Johnson announces that on October 11, an Appling County Jury found 32 year old James Dejuan Reddish of Baxley guilty of Aggravated Assault.
After almost eight years in business, Michel Arnette's Brookhaven restaurant Haven is at the top of its game—a smooth hangout for an affluent clientele who enjoy a Buckhead-level experience without the party-mentality aggravation.
100,000 bond for aggravated kidnapping suspect.
Suspect named in aggravated assault of Albany officer.

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
This issue is further aggravated by the expectation that cluster mass distributions are DM dominated on all but the smallest scales (e.g.
A Hubble Space Telescope Lensing Survey of X-ray Luminous Galaxy Clusters: IV. Mass, Structure and Thermodynamics of Cluster Cores at z=0.2
The situation was aggravated by an understanding that production of D-wave vector mesons (as well as J P C = 3−− mesons) should be suppressed by Fermi motion, as its radial wave function vanishes at the origin.
Production of spin-3 mesons in diffractive DIS
In the present setting, the situation is further aggravated by the fact that a coefficient in the above system is singular, as it involves the second derivative of a Brownian motion.
Long wave expansions for water waves over random topography
However, this problem is many-fold aggravated by conventional use of documents as units of creation, archival and retrieval of information.
On challenges and opportunities of designing integrated IT platforms for supporting knowledge works in organizations
This problem is further aggravated with possibility of information overload. A plausible solution out of this lies in coming out of the idea of documents as the only possible unit of creation, archival and retrieval of information.
On challenges and opportunities of designing integrated IT platforms for supporting knowledge works in organizations
The situation is aggravated as the generation size decreases.
Effects of the Generation Size and Overlap on Throughput and Complexity in Randomized Linear Network Coding
This aging, aggravated by increased operating temperature, leads to a noticeable depletion of the active superheated liquid, and a subsequent long-term decrease in the response of SIMPLE modules to neutron and alpha sources .
Comments on "Final Analysis and Results of the Phase II SIMPLE Dark Matter Search"
New diagnosis of psoriasis gets 4-6 million people every year. Disease appears after birth or in extreme old age. Psoriasis is a chronic disease so there are periods of aggravation and remission.
Model of pathogenesis of psoriasis. Part 1. Systemic psoriatic process
However LPS-load itself can’t provide local psoriatic process, so LPS has aggravating effect in Y-model of pathogenesis.
Model of pathogenesis of psoriasis. Part 1. Systemic psoriatic process
It is well known that liver diseases aggravate psoriasis and make its treatment more complicated.
Model of pathogenesis of psoriasis. Part 1. Systemic psoriatic process