What does vexation mean?

Definitions for vexationvɛkˈseɪ ʃən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word vexation.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. annoyance, chafe, vexation(noun)

    anger produced by some annoying irritation

  2. irritation, annoyance, vexation, botheration(noun)

    the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed

  3. concern, worry, headache, vexation(noun)

    something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness

    "New York traffic is a constant concern"; "it's a major worry"

  4. annoyance, annoying, irritation, vexation(noun)

    the act of troubling or annoying someone


  1. vexation(Noun)

    The act of annoying, vexing, or irritating.

  2. vexation(Noun)

    The state of being vexed or irritated.

  3. Origin: From vex + -ation

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vexation(noun)

    the act of vexing, or the state of being vexed; agitation; disquiet; trouble; irritation

  2. Vexation(noun)

    the cause of trouble or disquiet; affliction

  3. Vexation(noun)

    a harassing by process of law; a vexing or troubling, as by a malicious suit


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vexation in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vexation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    A sect or party is an elegant incognito devised to save a man from the vexation of thinking.

  2. Michel de Montaigne:

    There is not much less vexation in the government of a private family than in the managing of an entire state.

  3. Feltham:

    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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