Meaning of exasperation

ex•as•per•a•tion

Pronunciation: (ig-zas"pu-rā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. an act or instance of exasperating; provocation.
  2. the state of being exasperated; irritation; extreme annoyance: Her exasperation at being interrupted was understandable.
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