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4 definitions found
 for vexed
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Vexed \Vexed\, a.
     1. Annoyed; harassed; troubled.
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     2. Much debated or contested; causing discussion; as, a vexed
        question.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Vex \Vex\ (v[e^]ks), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Vexed (v[e^]kst); p.
     pr. & vb. n. Vexing.] [F. vexer, L. vexare, vexatum, to
     vex, originally, to shake, toss, in carrying, v. intens. fr.
     vehere, vectum, to carry. See Vehicle.]
     1. To toss back and forth; to agitate; to disquiet.
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              White curl the waves, and the vexed ocean roars.
                                                    --Pope.
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     2. To make angry or annoyed by little provocations; to
        irritate; to plague; to torment; to harass; to afflict; to
        trouble; to tease. "I will not vex your souls." --Shak.
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              Ten thousand torments vex my heart.   --Prior.
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     3. To twist; to weave. [R.]
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              Some English wool, vexed in a Belgian loom.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     Syn: See Tease.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  vexed
      adj 1: 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"
             [syn: annoyed, harassed, harried, pestered,
             vexed]
      2: causing difficulty in finding an answer or solution; much
         disputed; "the vexed issue of priorities"; "we live in vexed
         and troubled times"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  47 Moby Thesaurus words for "vexed":
     aggravated, angry, annoyed, anxious, beset, bothered, browned-off,
     bugged, burnt-up, chafed, distressed, disturbed, dogged,
     embarrassed, exasperated, fretted, galled, griped, harassed,
     harried, haunted, hounded, huffy, inconvenienced, irked, irritated,
     miffed, nettled, peeved, persecuted, perturbed, piqued, plagued,
     provoked, put to it, put-out, puzzled, resentful, riled, roiled,
     ruffled, sore beset, tormented, troubled, worried, worried sick,
     worried stiff
  
  

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