aggravating (part of speech: verb)
irksome, bothering, exasperating, exacerbating, badgering, annoying, teasing, grating, rankling, upsetting, nagging, chafing, harrying, inflaming, pestering, irritating, hassling, harassing, needling, fretting, baiting, troubling, enraging, disturbing, bothersome, discomposing, arousing, bedeviling, peeving, perturbing, aggravating, envenoming, tormenting, vexing, troublesome, irking, antagonizing
- The commercial fellows, however, laughed; and this infuriating Mr. Lavender, he dealt one of them a blow with the ham- bone, which, lighting on the funny point of his elbow, caused him to howl and spin round the room. - "The Burning Spear", John Galsworthy.
- And his words to the host and hostess began with the infuriating, formal: " I regret-" Even through that moment of greeting, Princess Sophia scarcely understood the full significance of this presence. - "The Genius", Margaret Horton Potter.
- Stuart plainly perceived himself destined to bear the brunt of the infuriating mishap in which, although he had no agency, he might be suspected of taking secret and extreme delight. - "The Story of Old Fort Loudon", Charles Egbert Craddock.