Definitions for vexatiousvɛkˈseɪ ʃəs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vex•a•tiousvɛkˈseɪ ʃəs(adj.)

  1. causing vexation; annoying.

  2. confused; troubled.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. annoying, bothersome, galling, irritating, nettlesome, pesky, pestering, pestiferous, plaguy, plaguey, teasing, vexatious, vexing(adj)

    causing irritation or annoyance

    "tapping an annoying rhythm on his glass with his fork"; "aircraft noise is particularly bothersome near the airport"; "found it galling to have to ask permission"; "an irritating delay"; "nettlesome paperwork"; "a pesky mosquito"; "swarms of pestering gnats"; "a plaguey newfangled safety catch"; "a teasing and persistent thought annoyed him"; "a vexatious child"; "it is vexing to have to admit you are wrong"


  1. vexatious(Adjective)

    Causing vexation, annoyance, trouble, or the like; teasing; annoying; troublesome.

  2. vexatious(Adjective)

    Full of trouble or disquiet; harassed; distressed; annoyed; vexed.

    He leads a vexatious life. --Sir K. Digby.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vexatious(adj)

    causing vexation; agitating; afflictive; annoying; as, a vexatious controversy; a vexatious neighbor

  2. Vexatious(adj)

    full or vexation, trouble, or disquiet; disturbed


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