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
References in classic literature ?
Granted I am a babbler, a harmless vexatious babbler, like all of us.
And each visitor, though politeness prevented his showing impatience, left the old woman with a sense of relief at having performed a vexatious duty and did not return to her the whole evening.
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.
The arbitrary and vexatious powers with which the patrols are necessarily armed, would be intolerable in a free country.
She had also to anticipate how her visit would pass, the quiet tenor of their usual employments, the vexatious interruptions of Mr.
I do not think this general insolvency, which involves in some sort all the population, to be the reason of the difficulty experienced at Christmas and New Year and other times, in bestowing gifts; since it is always so pleasant to be generous, though very vexatious to pay debts.
That damned pelting shower was vexatious enough--coming on when I was just in full swing: and then to come and find nobody in to tea
If Levin could have understood why, just as he saw why one can only approach the booking office of a railway station in single file, it would not have been so vexatious and tiresome to him.
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.
If I am not mistaken, we have accomplished nearly half of our journey in ten days; but, at the rate at which we are going, it would take months to end it; and that is all the more vexatious, that we are threatened with a lack of water.