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exasperate

Botany having a rough prickly surface because of the presence of hard projecting points

exasperate

[ig′zas·pə·rət]
(biology)
Having a surface roughened by stiff elevations or bristles.
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"I can understand other managers saying he is exasperating and remember I had to work with him for some time, but now he gets me in little doses and I get him in little doses and it might work out well.
But it is totally exasperating and somebody needs to get hold of him.
"I can see where they're coming from, but as a farmer trying to cope with it, it's exasperating - just how am I supposed to get on top of the disease?
In that time it has had a variety of names, one of which was Dolly: A Damned Exasperating Woman.
"The tactically limited truthfulness and sheer subterfuge that we meet in every aspect of the Gravel story is exasperating," wrote one poster.
Having long ago become cultural icons--the skinny one, the fat one; the exasperating, the exasperated--they achieved unity in diversity.
The mobile phones are exasperating to the say the least as they subject all within earshot to computer-generated, profanity-ridden rubbish they do not wish to hear.
I saw something really exasperating on a TV chatshow this weekend.
The twentieth century was heady, exciting, challenging and often exasperating. Inspired by the discoveries of the early theoretical physicists--Einstein, Bohr, Heisenberg, Planck--who were rewriting the structure and nature of the universe, alongside Sigmund Freud and company examining the human mind, artists gamely threw themselves into the fray.
The book is sometimes exasperating, as Harink makes overly sharp contrasts between traditional and newer views.
To chart the often exasperating course of democracy in America, West limns the work.
Channel five are searching for the UK's most exasperating wife.