Definitions for vexvɛks
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to irritate; annoy; provoke:
was told to stop vexing the dog.
to torment; trouble; distress; worry:
vexed by many problems.
to discuss or debate (a subject, question, etc.) with vigor or at great length.
to disturb by motion; stir up; toss about.
Origin of vex:
1375–1425; < OF vexer < L vexāre to shake, jolt, annoy
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
Translations for vex
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to annoy or distress (a person)
There were no other problems to vex us.
- aborrecerPortuguese (BR)
- ενοχλώ, βασανίζω, εκνευρίζωGreek
- tuska tegemaEstonian
- آزار دادنFarsi
- गुस्सा करनाHindi
- angra, ergjaIcelandic
- 짜증나게 하다Korean
- erzinti, nervintiLithuanian
- kaitināt; nelikt mieraLatvian
- menyakitkan hatiMalay
- irritere, plage, opprøreNorwegian
- dokuczać, dręczyćPolish
- a supăra, a necăjiRomanian
- досаждать; раздражатьRussian
- znepokojovať, trápiťSlovak
- förarga, besvära, irriteraSwedish
- kızdırmak, sinirlendirmekTurkish
- 使不快或惱怒Chinese (Trad.)
- надокучати, дратуватиUkrainian
- تنگ کرناUrdu
- làm bực mìnhVietnamese
- 使烦恼Chinese (Simp.)
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