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English definition of “aggravating”

aggravating

adjective uk   /ˈæɡ.rə.veɪ.tɪŋ/ us    /-t̬ɪŋ/

aggravating adjective (ANNOYING)

informal annoying: I find him really aggravating.

aggravating adjective (MAKING WORSE)

formal or specialized law making something worse, such as a crime: Aggravating factors can affect the sentence set by the court.
(Definition of aggravating from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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