aggravation


aggravation
I (annoyance) noun complication, difficulty, distress, frustration, grievance, harassment, inconvenience, irritant, irritation, nuisance, ordeal, pressure, provocation, strain, stress II (exacerbation) noun agitation, amplification, augmentation, deepening, enlargement, excitation, fomentation, heightening, increase, inflammation, intensification, magnification, stimulation, worsening associated concepts: aggravated assault, aggravation of a crime, aggravation of damages, aggravation of injury, aggravation of the disability foreign phrases:
- Omne crimen ebrietas et incendit et detegit. — Drunkenness both inflames or aggravates, and uncovers every crime
III index complication, damage, detriment, harm, molestation, nuisance, pain

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


aggravation
Any circumstances surrounding the commission of a crime that increase its seriousness or add to its injurious consequences.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


aggravation
Any circumstances surrounding the commission of a crime that increase its seriousness or add to its injurious consequences.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • aggravation — [ agravasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XIVe; bas lat. aggravatio, spécialisé en lat. ecclés. 1 ♦ Anciennt Second avertissement d excommunication. 2 ♦ (1835 aggravation de peine) Dr. Augmentation (de la peine); particularité qui aggrave (le délit, le crime). 3 ♦… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • aggravation — 1. The 20c has seen an increase in the harassment of appointed or elected officials and of other people in positions of authority, e.g. schoolteachers. The words most commonly used in this context is aggravation (first recorded in this meaning in …   Modern English usage

  • Aggravation — Ag gra*va tion, n. [LL. aggravatio: cf. F. aggravation.] 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aggravation — (n.) late 15c., from M.Fr. aggravation, from L.L. aggravationem (nom. aggravatio), noun of action from pp. stem of L. aggravare make heavier, figuratively to embarrass further, increase in oppressiveness, from ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + gravare… …   Etymology dictionary

  • aggravation — [n1] annoyance affliction, aggro*, bother, botheration*, difficulty, distress, exasperation, hang up*, headache*, irksomeness, irritation, pain, pain in the neck*, pet peeve*, provocation, teasing, vexation, worry; concept 410 aggravation [n2]… …   New thesaurus

  • aggravation — [ag΄rə vā′shən] n. 1. the act of aggravating, or making worse, or the condition of being aggravated 2. a thing or circumstance that aggravates, or makes worse 3. Informal exasperation; annoyance …   English World dictionary

  • Aggravation — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Aggravation >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 aggravation aggravation heightening Sgm: N 1 exacerbation exacerbation Sgm: N 1 exasperation exasperation Sgm: N 1 overestimation overestimation &c. 482 Sgm: N 1 exaggeration …   English dictionary for students

  • aggravation — UK [ˌæɡrəˈveɪʃ(ə)n] / US noun Word forms aggravation : singular aggravation plural aggravations 1) [uncountable] mainly spoken a feeling of being annoyed The cost of repairs was huge, not to mention the aggravation. 2) a) [countable/uncountable]… …   English dictionary

  • Aggravation — Als Aggravation (von lat. aggravare: schwerer machen) wird das bewusst übertriebene Betonen vorhandener Krankheitssymptome aufgrund von „vermehrter“ Selbstbeobachtung bezeichnet.[1] Ein Aggravant ist ein Patient, der seine Symptome übertrieben… …   Deutsch Wikipedia


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