Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers Section II. Personal Affections
1. Passive Affections
NOUN: AGGRAVATION, heightening; exacerbation; exasperation; overestimation [See Overestimation]; exaggeration [See Exaggeration].
VERB: AGGRAVATE, render worse, heighten, embitter, sour; exacerbate, acerbate, exasperate, envenom; enrage, provoke, tease.
add fuel to the -fire, - flame; fan the flame ( excite) [See Excitation]; go from bad to worse ( deteriorate) [See Deterioration].
ADJECTIVE: AGGRAVATED &c. v.; worse, unrelieved; aggravable [ obs.], aggravative, aggravating &c. v.
ADVERB: out of the frying pan into the fire, from bad to worse, worse and worse.
INTERJECTION: so much the worse! tant pis! [ F.].
QUOTATIONS: When sorrows come, they come not single spies, But in battalions.
Hamlet One woe doth tread upon anothers heel, So fast they follow. Mrs. Gummidge, in David Copperfield