In Latin it is where the etymological origin of the term exasperate that now occupies us is found. Specifically, we can establish that it derives from the verb “exasperare” that was used to refer to something being uneven or rude. It is the result of the sum of two lexical components: the prefix “ex-”, which means “outwards”, and the adjective “asper”, which can be translated as “rough” or “rough”.
However, with the passage of time, it became synonymous with “enraging” or “angering”.
The notion of exasperate refers to provoke anger or irritation in someone. When a person is exasperated, he feels enraged, upset, or outraged.
For instance: “The poor service began to exasperate users, who did not hesitate to express their discontent”, “The technical director was once again exasperated at the press conference at the questions of the journalists”, “Such statements do nothing but exasperate the neighbors who have been waiting, for a long time, for a solution to their problems”.
In addition to the cited words, other words such as irritate, annoy, tease, outrage, anger, exacerbate or madden are synonymous with this verb. On the contrary, if we talk about their antonyms, terms such as calm, reassure, calm or appease stand out.
That or that which exasperates is qualified as infuriating. A person who must wait more than two hours until you are served in a BankTo cite one case, he can be exasperated by the situation: he does not understand why attention is so slow and he is annoyed by the loss of time.
In the same sense, an individual who tries to communicate by telephone with a health center to request an appointment, can be exasperated if a recording indicates that all operators are busy and asks you to wait a few moments. When he has been on the phone for half an hour without being attended by any human being, the subject loses the patience, but you cannot hang up as you need the shift in question.
In the same way, it must be borne in mind that a person can be exasperated if when he returns home in his car after working hours he encounters a large traffic jam and has to spend a lot of time standing on the road.
A noise that prevents sleep, a man who lies blatantly and does not accept it, the bad weather that lasts for several consecutive days and the problems that make it difficult to surf the Internet on a recurring but random basis are some reasons that can get a person exasperated.
Within the field of literature and culture in general, the verb that we are dealing with can also be used on numerous occasions. This would be the case, for example, of the book “How to exasperate your partner. Practical method to become an ex ”. It is a work by the author Marcela Manrique, published in 2008 where advice is given to make the couple decide to break the relationship they have with her.