aggravated Definition

  • 1made more serious or severe
  • 2caused to feel angry or annoyed

Using aggravated: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "aggravated" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The defendant was charged with aggravated assault.

  • Example

    The situation was aggravated by the lack of communication.

  • Example

    His constant complaining aggravated me.

  • Example

    The noise from the construction site aggravated her headache.

aggravated Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with aggravated

  • a burglary that is committed with the use of a weapon or results in injury to a person


    He was sentenced to 10 years in prison for aggravated burglary.

  • an assault that is committed with the use of a weapon or results in serious bodily injury


    The suspect was arrested for aggravated assault after stabbing the victim.

  • aggravated murder

    a murder that is committed with premeditation, during the commission of another crime, or with extreme cruelty


    He was found guilty of aggravated murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Origins of aggravated

from Latin 'aggravatus', past participle of 'aggravare', meaning 'to make heavier'


Summary: aggravated in Brief

'Aggravated' [ˈæɡrəveɪtɪd] means made more serious or severe, or caused to feel angry or annoyed. It can refer to legal charges like 'aggravated assault' or 'aggravated murder,' which involve the use of weapons or serious bodily injury. In everyday language, it can describe situations that have been worsened or intensified, as well as feelings of annoyance or exasperation.