What does vexatious mean?

Definitions for vexatiousvɛkˈseɪ ʃəs

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

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

  3. Origin: [See Vexation.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vexatious in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vexatious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Harry Reid:

    If he sends something back that is vexatious with all these riders and anti-immigrant stuff, he won't be able to go to conference, and he has to understand that.

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