[n] actions that cause great irritation (or even anger)
[n] an exasperated feeling of annoyance
\Ex*as`per*a"tion\, n. [L. exasperatio: cf. F. exasp['e]ration.]
1. The act of exasperating or the state of being exasperated; irritation; keen or bitter anger. Extorted from him by the exasperation of his spirits. --South.
2. Increase of violence or malignity; aggravation; exacerbation. ``Exasperation of the fits.'' --Sir H. Wotton.