- Present participle of exasperate.
Variant of exasperate
transitive verbexasperated, exasperating
- to irritate or annoy very much; make angry; vex
- Archaic to intensify (a feeling, disease, etc.); aggravate
Origin of exasperate; from Classical Latin exasperatus, past participle of exasperare ; from ex-, out, from + asperare, to roughen ; from asper, rough: see asperity