Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb exasperate

3 senses of exasperate

Sense 1
exacerbate, exasperate, aggravate -- (exasperate or irritate)
       => anger -- (make angry; "The news angered him")

Sense 2
infuriate, exasperate, incense -- (make furious)
       => anger -- (make angry; "The news angered him")

Sense 3
worsen, aggravate, exacerbate, exasperate -- (make worse; "This drug aggravates the pain")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Antonyms of adj exasperating

2 senses of exasperating

Sense 1
exasperating, infuriating, maddening, vexing -- (extremely annoying or displeasing; "his cavelier curtness of manner was exasperating"; "I've had an exasperating day"; "her infuriating indifference"; "the ceaseless tumult of the jukebox was maddening")

INDIRECT (VIA displeasing) -> pleasing -- (giving pleasure and satisfaction; "a pleasing piece of news"; "pleasing in manner and appearance")

Sense 2
aggravating, exacerbating, exasperating -- (making worse)

INDIRECT (VIA intensifying) -> moderating -- (lessening in intensity or strength)

Similarity of adj exasperating

2 senses of exasperating

Sense 1
exasperating, infuriating, maddening, vexing -- (extremely annoying or displeasing; "his cavelier curtness of manner was exasperating"; "I've had an exasperating day"; "her infuriating indifference"; "the ceaseless tumult of the jukebox was maddening")
       => displeasing (vs. pleasing) -- (causing displeasure or lacking pleasing qualities)

Sense 2
aggravating, exacerbating, exasperating -- (making worse)
       => intensifying (vs. moderating) -- (increasing in strength or intensity)

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