annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil(verb)
cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
"Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"
disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress
"I cannot sleep--my daughter's health is worrying me"
agitate, vex, disturb, commove, shake up, stir up, raise up(verb)
change the arrangement or position of
subject to prolonged examination, discussion, or deliberation
"vex the subject of the death penalty"
perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound(verb)
be a mystery or bewildering to
"This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me"
To trouble aggressively, to harass.
To annoy, irritate.
Billy's professor was vexed by his continued failure to improve his grades.
To cause (mental) suffering to; to distress.
To twist, to weave.
Origin: From vexen, from vexer, from vexare. Replaced native grillen from grillan.
to to/s back and forth; to agitate; to disquiet
to make angry or annoyed by little provocations; to irritate; to plague; to torment; to harass; to afflict; to trouble; to tease
to twist; to weave
to be irritated; to fret
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
veks, v.t. to harass: to torment: to irritate by small provocations: to agitate: to contest.—v.i. (obs.) to be vexed.—n. (Scot.) a trouble.—n. Vexā′tion, a vexing: state of being vexed: trouble: a teasing annoyance: uneasiness.—adj. Vexā′tious, causing vexation or annoyance: harassing: full of trouble.—adv. Vexā′tiously.—n. Vexā′tiousness.—adj. Vexed, amazed.—n. Vex′er.—adj. Vex′ing.—adv. Vex′ingly, so as to vex or annoy.—n. Vex′ingness.—Vexatious suit (law), a suit begun without justifiable cause. [Fr. vexer—L. vexāre, to shake, annoy—vehĕre. to carry.]
The numerical value of vex in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of vex in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Patience serves as a protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold. For if you put on more clothes as the cold increases, it will have no power to hurt you. So in like manner you must grow in patience when you meet with great wrongs, and they will then be powerless to vex your mind.
The works of women are symbolical. We sew, sew, prick our fingers, dull our sight, producing what? A pair of slippers, sir, to put on when you're weary -- or a stool. To stumble over and vex you... curse that stool! Or else at best, a cushion, where you lean and sleep, and dream of something we are not, but would be for your sake. Alas, alas! This hurts most, this... that, after all, we are paid the worth of our work, perhaps.
Envy is a vice that would pose a man to tell what it should be liked for. Other vices we assume for that we falsely suppose they bring us either pleasure, profit, or honour. But in envy who is it can find any of these? Instead of pleasure, we vex and gall ourselves. Like cankered brass, it only eats itself, nay, discolours and renders it noisome. When some one told Agis that those of his neighbour?s family did envy him, ?Why, then,? says he, ?they have a double vexation?one, with their own evil, the other, at my prosperity.?
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- trápit, otravovatCzech
- ärgern, quälen, beunruhigenGerman
- disgustarse, disgustar, vejarSpanish
- kiusata, ärsyttää, vaivataFinnish
- ennuyer, énerver, tourmenter, vexerFrench
- sàraichScottish Gaelic
- vegzál, piszkálHungarian
- tormentare, vessare, innervosire, infastidireItalian
- kwellen, ergerenDutch
- tormentar, vexarPortuguese
- волновать, раздражать, досаждатьRussian
- rahatsız etmek, kızdırmakTurkish
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