Adjective "aggravated" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


(of an offence) made more serious by attendant circumstances.
  1. 'A 33-year-old man was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery.'
  2. 'In Italy he was convicted in his absence of aggravated fraud and sentenced to imprisonment and to a fine.'
  3. 'He was in jail on aggravated assault and aggravated robbery charges.'
  4. 'That is, a jury could return a verdict of simple possession though the charge is for an aggravated crime?'
  5. 'What's more, the alleged shooter reportedly is the wife of one of the inmates, who was serving 35 years for aggravated robbery and assault.'
  6. 'It was just robbery with violence, aggravated murder on a grand scale, and men going at it blind - as is very proper for those who tackle a darkness.'
  7. 'He was jailed for three years in December 2002 for aggravated burglary and other offences.'
  8. 'He had a record of aggravated rape, burglary, kidnapping.'
  9. 'Kim was convicted of an aggravated felony, served his sentence, and upon his release, was taken into custody by the federal government pending deportation.'
  10. 'However, prosecutors were more likely to accept a plea bargaining offer from white defendants accused of racially aggravated offences.'
  11. 'aggravated damages'
  12. 'Malger seeks an award of damages for its lease fleet, annual income stream and punitive and aggravated damages.'
  13. 'Counsel for the plaintiff conceded that a special award claim under the insurance legislation is different from a claim for punitive and aggravated damages.'
  14. 'For example it may be easier to obtain aggravated damages in a case of unlawful means conspiracy than it would be in an action against each defendant separately.'
  15. 'His claim for aggravated exemplary damages failed.'
  16. 'Was the figure, in your view, a high figure, and what's your view about the awarding of the aggravated and exemplary damages?'
  17. 'It appears that your clients conduct falls within the necessary definition both for aggravated and exemplary damages, and we take a serious view of it.'
  18. 'The plaintiff claims damages including damages for loss of remuneration, damages for mental distress and exemplary, aggravated and punitive damages.'
  19. 'The jury made plain that their award was for aggravated compensatory damages.'
  20. 'The jury assessed the plaintiff's total damages, including aggravated and punitive damages at $615,000.'
  21. 'Beefeater also submits that no damages should be paid to the plaintiff for mental distress, or for punitive or aggravated damages.'


1. annoyed; irritated: I get so aggravated when I get this much junk mail.

2. Law. characterized by some feature defined by law that enhances the crime, as the intention of the criminal or the special vulnerability of the victim: aggravated assault; aggravated rape.

More examples(as adjective)

"infections can be aggravated on ways."

"assaults can be aggravated."

"damages can be aggravated."

"offences can be aggravated."

"burglaries can be aggravated."

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