aggravating (part of speech: verb)
infuriating, bothering, exasperating, exacerbating, badgering, annoying, teasing, grating, pestering, upsetting, nagging, chafing, harrying, inflaming, perturbing, irksome, hassling, harassing, needling, fretting, baiting, troubling, enraging, disturbing, bothersome, discomposing, arousing, bedeviling, peeving, irritating, aggravating, envenoming, tormenting, vexing, troublesome, irking, antagonizing
- This jealousy rankling within them, they now with angry exultation took occasion to mock and abuse her. - "The Eternal Maiden", T. Everett Harré.
- Yet I dreaded to break it, lest any wounds rankling beneath might thereby be caused to smart once more. - "John Halifax, Gentleman", Dinah Maria Mulock Craik.
- She had been accustomed to regard Jill's flirtation from a mental height of affectionate disdain, to laugh with purest amusement at her assumption of superiority, but now of a sudden indifference had changed to anger and a sore rankling of jealousy, which puzzled as much as it disturbed. - "Betty Trevor", Mrs. G. de Horne Vaizey.