vexatious


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vex·a·tious

 (vĕk-sā′shəs)
adj.
Causing or creating vexation; annoying: vexatious delays.

vex·a′tious·ly adv.
vex·a′tious·ness n.

vexatious

(vɛkˈseɪʃəs)
adj
1. vexing or tending to vex
2. vexed
3. (Law) law (of a legal action or proceeding) instituted without sufficient grounds, esp so as to cause annoyance or embarrassment to the defendant: vexatious litigation.
vexˈatiously adv
vexˈatiousness n

vex•a•tious

(vɛkˈseɪ ʃəs)

adj.
1. causing vexation; annoying.
2. confused; troubled.
[1525–35]
vex•a′tious•ly, adv.
vex•a′tious•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.vexatious - causing irritation or annoyancevexatious - 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"
disagreeable - not to your liking; "a disagreeable situation"

vexatious

vexatious

adjective
Troubling the nerves or peace of mind, as by repeated vexations:
Translations

vexatious

[vekˈseɪʃəs] vexing [ˈveksɪŋ] ADJfastidioso, molesto, enojoso (LAm)

vexatious

adj
ärgerlich; regulations, headachelästig; childunausstehlich
(Jur) → schikanös

vexatious

[vɛkˈseɪʃəs] vexing [ˈvɛksɪŋ] adjirritante, fastidioso/a
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One day I undertook a tour through the country, and the diversity and beauties of nature I met with in this charming season, expelled every gloomy and vexatious thought.
Thus the most vexatious and violent disputes would often arise between the fishermen, were there not some written or unwritten, universal, undisputed law applicable to all cases.
Heathcliff and his man climbed the cellar steps with vexatious phlegm: I don't think they moved one second faster than usual, though the hearth was an absolute tempest of worrying and yelping.
When I call you a ridiculous creature, or a vexatious thing, or anything of that sort, Peggotty, I only mean that you are my true friend, and always have been, ever since the night when Mr.
Whether advocates and orators had liberty to plead in causes manifestly known to be unjust, vexatious, or oppressive?
There was a seemingly endless succession of delays--fourteen years of the most vexatious delays--until finally the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that Berliner, and not Edison, was the original inventor of the transmitter.
The arbitrary and vexatious powers with which the patrols are necessarily armed, would be intolerable in a free country.
Granted I am a babbler, a harmless vexatious babbler, like all of us.
She had also to anticipate how her visit would pass, the quiet tenor of their usual employments, the vexatious interruptions of Mr.
After a time, they began to have vexatious proofs that, if the Shoshokoes were quiet by day, they were busy at night.
It is vexatious, for I know none more bold or more able.
Having had repeated and vexatious proofs of the pilfering propensities of this tribe during his former visit, Mr.