What does vexed mean?

Definitions for vexedvɛkst

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. annoyed, harassed, harried, pestered, vexed(adj)

    troubled persistently especially with petty annoyances

    "harassed working mothers"; "a harried expression"; "her poor pestered father had to endure her constant interruptions"; "the vexed parents of an unruly teenager"

  2. vexed(adj)

    causing difficulty in finding an answer or solution; much disputed

    "the vexed issue of priorities"; "we live in vexed and troubled times"


  1. vexed(Adjective)

    annoyed, irritated or distressed

    She became more and more vexed as she struggled to cope with the demands of the job.

  2. vexed(Adjective)

    much debated, discussed or disputed

    the vexed question of whether or not to kiss on a first date

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vexed

    of Vex

  2. Vexed(adj)

    annoyed; harassed; troubled

  3. Vexed(adj)

    much debated or contested; causing discussion; as, a vexed question


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vexed in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vexed in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. William Shakespeare, "The Tempest", Act 1 scene 2:

    From the still-vexed Bermoothes.

  2. Sophocles:

    Of no mortal say, 'That man is happy,' till vexed by no grievous ill he pass Life's goal.

  3. Professor Frankum:

    The whole consent issue is quite vexed. People sometimes feel they’re consenting to one thing and it turns out to be something else.

  4. J. F. Boyse:

    If, in instructing a child, you are vexed with it for want of adroitness, try, if you have never tried before, to write with your left hand, and then remember that a child is all left hand.

  5. William Shakespeare, Romeo, in Romeo and Juliet, act 1, sc. 1.:

    Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs, Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers’ eyes, Being vexed, a sea nourished with lovers’ tears. What is it else? A madness most discreet, A choking gall and a preserving sweet.

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