Whither vs Exacerbate - What's the difference?

whither | exacerbate |

As verbs the difference between whither and exacerbate

is that whither is (intransitive|obsolete|dialectal) to wuther while exacerbate is to make worse (pain, anger, etc); aggravate.

As an adverb whither

is (literary|or|archaic) to which place.




  • (literary, or, archaic) To which place.
  • * 1918 , , Mirado Modern Classics, paperback edition, page 8
  • The wagon jolted on, carrying me I knew not whither .
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  • * 1885 , , Penguin Red Classics, paperback edition, page 24
  • And with the same grave countenance he hurried through his breakfast and drove to the police station, whither the body had been carried.

    Usage notes

    * This word is unusual in modern usage; where is much more common. It is more often encountered in older works, or when used poetically. * Do not confuse with whether'' or ''wither .

    Derived terms

    * anywhither * nowhither * whitherward * whitherever


    * whereto


    * whence


    (en verb)
  • (intransitive, obsolete, dialectal) To wuther.
  • English interrogative adverbs




  • To make worse (pain, anger, etc.); aggravate.
  • The proposed shutdown would exacerbate unemployment problems.
  • * 2013 , Louise Taylor, English talent gets left behind as Premier League keeps importing'' (in ''The Guardian , 20 August 2013)[http://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2013/aug/19/english-talent-premier-league-importing]
  • The reasons for this growing disconnect are myriad and complex but the situation is exacerbated by the reality that those English players who do smash through our game's "glass ceiling" command radically inflated transfer fees.

    Derived terms

    * exacerbatingly * exacerbation

    See also

    * exasperate ----