Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
- Rhymes: -eɪʃən
aggravation (plural aggravations)
- 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 guilt or injurious consequences.
- Exaggerated representation.
- An extrinsic circumstance or accident which increases the guilt of a crime or the misery of a calamity.
- aggravation in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- “aggravation”, in The Century Dictionary, New York: The Century Co., 1911