Definition of aggravation :
1. An extrinsic circumstance or accident which increases the guilt of a crime or the misery of a calamity.
2. Exaggerated representation.
3. Provocation; irritation.
4. 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.
aggravation (part of speech: noun)
exacerbation, annoyance, harassment, provocation, pique, petulance, bother, perturbation, resentment, bedevilment, arousal, exasperation, trouble, enragement, vexation, inflammation, scorn, virulence, discomposure, disturbance, indignation, ire
painfulness (part of speech: noun)
distressfulness, offensiveness, torture, severity, unpleasantness, cruelty, annoyingness, misery, torment, ache, uncomfortableness, hurtfulness, odiousness, grievousness, agony, oppressiveness, arduousness, soreness, irritation, bitterness, irksomeness, woefulness, anguish, acuteness, painfulness
- For where ungodly people do dwell together, they being a snare and stumbling- block one to another by their practices, they must needs be a torment one to another, and an aggravation of each other's damnation. - "The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3", John Bunyan.
- Pressure on the popliteal vessels is a serious aggravation of the injury, and adds greatly to the difficulties of treatment. - "Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition.", Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson.
- To- day, to create aggravation, it is at least one good half- hour later than usual. - "Molly Bawn", Margaret Wolfe Hamilton.