What does vexed mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. annoyed, harassed, harried, pestered, vexedadjective

    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. vexedadjective

    causing difficulty in finding an answer or solution; much disputed

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


  1. vexedadjective

    annoyed, irritated or distressed

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

  2. vexedadjective

    much debated, discussed or disputed

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


  1. Vexed

    Vexed is a British comedy-drama, police procedural television series for BBC Two that aired in 2010 and 2012. Created and written by Howard Overman, the first series starred Lucy Punch as D.I. Kate Bishop and Toby Stephens as D.I. Jack Armstrong, a detective duo with a fractious relationship. Jack is lazy and disorganised but charming, whereas Kate is efficient and usually exasperated by Jack's way of doing things. The show also starred Rory Kinnear, who plays Kate's husband Dan, with whom she is going through marriage counselling. Other recurring characters are Naz, an eccentric crime scene specialist, and Tony, owner of the bar at which the characters relax. The drama is set in contemporary London.


  1. vexed

    Vexed generally refers to being annoyed, frustrated, or worried. It can describe a situation, problem, or question that is complex, difficult, or much debated.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vexed

    of Vex

  2. Vexedadjective

    annoyed; harassed; troubled

  3. Vexedadjective

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

Rap Dictionary

  1. vexedverb

    Very angry.

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  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

Examples of vexed in a Sentence

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

    From the still-vexed Bermoothes.

  2. 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.

  3. Professor Frankum:

    There are ways of creating educational images for patients that don’t involve live streaming potentially vulnerable individuals, 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. Prafull Sakulani:

    If the company's management threatens to take your job if you don't take jab , then ask those blasstards Ceo and Directors why they don't wear masks and then pull them out of their cabins and drag them to covid centre lab and get them vexed there itself. Either they will run away for their life or for years give away in medical expenses money earned through corruption and bribe

  5. 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.

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