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vexed

 (vĕkst)
adj.
1. Irritated, distressed, or annoyed: the vexed parents of an unruly teenager.
2. Persistently unresolved or much debated: a vexed question.
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vexed

(vɛkst)
adj
1. annoyed, confused, or agitated
2. much debated and discussed (esp in the phrase a vexed question)
vexedly adv
ˈvexedness n
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vexed

(vɛkst)

adj.
1. irritated; annoyed.
2. much discussed or disputed: a vexed question.
[1400–50]
vex′ed•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.vexed - troubled persistently especially with petty annoyancesvexed - 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"
troubled - characterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or danger or need; "troubled areas"; "fell into a troubled sleep"; "a troubled expression"; "troubled teenagers"
2.vexed - causing difficulty in finding an answer or solutionvexed - causing difficulty in finding an answer or solution; much disputed; "the vexed issue of priorities"; "we live in vexed and troubled times"
difficult, hard - not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure; "a difficult task"; "nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access"; "difficult times"; "why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?"
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vexed

adjective
1. annoyed, upset, irritated, worried, troubled, bothered, confused, disturbed, distressed, provoked, put out, fed up, tormented, pissed (Brit, Austral., & N.Z. slang), harassed, aggravated (informal), afflicted, agitated, ruffled, exasperated, perplexed, nettled, pissed off (taboo slang), miffed (informal), displeased, riled, peeved (informal), hacked off (U.S. slang), out of countenance He was vexed by the art establishment's rejection of his work.
2. controversial, disputed, contested, moot, much debated, hot-button (informal) Later the minister raised the vexed question of refugees.
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Translations
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vexed

[vekst] ADJ
1. (= angry) → enfadado, enojado (LAm)
to be vexed (with sb) (about sth)estar enfadado or (LAm) enojado (con algn) (por algo)
to get vexed (with sb) (about sth)enfadarse or (LAm) enojarse (con algn) (por algo)
in a vexed toneen tono ofendido, en tono de enojo
2. [question] → reñido, controvertido
3. (= puzzled) → perplejo, confuso
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

vexed

[ˈvɛkst] adj
(= annoyed) [person] → vexé(e)
(= thorny) [question, issue] → controversé(e)
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vexed

adj
(= annoyed)verärgert; to be vexed with somebodymit jdm böse sein, auf jdn ärgerlich sein; to be vexed about somethingsich über etw (acc)ärgern; to be/get vexedärgerlich or wütend sein/werden
questionviel diskutiert, schwierig
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vexed

[vɛkst] adj
a.irritato/a
to be/get vexed (with sb about sth) → essere irritato/a/irritarsi (con qn per qc)
b. (question) → controverso/a, dibattuto/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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The line is vexed, and a potential manifestation of this vexedness is a discernable pause between each of the words and an impeded reading.
A second reason concerns the vexedness of intensions as semantical objects (as opposed to formal objects).