vexing


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vex

 (vĕks)
tr.v. vexed, vex·ing, vex·es
1. To irritate, bother, or frustrate: was vexed at the slow pace of reform. See Synonyms at annoy.
2. To cause perplexity in; baffle: "the mathematical, biological, and meteorological problems that vexed and intrigued him all the days of his life" (Robin Marantz Henig).
3. To cause difficulty or trouble to: "He was determined to lay to rest the problem that had most vexed his presidency" (James Carroll).
4. To cause pain or physical distress to; afflict: "O Lord, heal me; for my bones are vexed" (King James Bible).

[Middle English vexen, from Old French vexer, from Latin vexāre; see wegh- in Indo-European roots.]

vex′ed·ly (vĕk′sĭd-lē) adv.
vex′er n.
vex′ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.vexing - extremely annoying or displeasingvexing - extremely annoying or displeasing; "his cavelier curtness of manner was exasperating"; "I've had an exasperating day"; "her infuriating indifference"; "the ceaseless tumult of the jukebox was maddening"
displeasing - causing displeasure or lacking pleasing qualities
2.vexing - causing irritation or annoyancevexing - 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"
Translations

vexing

[ˈveksɪŋ] ADJfastidioso, molesto, enojoso (LAm)
it's very vexingda mucha rabia

vexing

[ˈvɛksɪŋ] adj [problem, question, issue] → épineux/euse

vexing

adjärgerlich, irritierend; problemverzwickt

vexing

[ˈvɛksɪŋ] adj
a. (annoying) = vexatious
b. (puzzling) → sconcertante
References in classic literature ?
He could not gather what was vexing her, but it was impossible to him to feel otherwise than that she was the prettiest thing in the world, and that if he could have his way, nothing should ever vex her any more.
Dreary, chill November was howling out of doors, and vexing the atmosphere with sudden showers of wintry rain, or sometimes with gusts of snow, that rattled like small pebbles against the windows.
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This vexing of Ferdinand includes his incarceration and task of log-bearing for her sake.
"I've never lived in a time that's been so vexing. I just wanna scream.
A doctrinal committee appointed by him will produce materials relating to the vexing question of the proper disposition for the reception of the Sacrament (Rachel Zoll, Nov.
"The Swelling and Shrinking of Wood: A Practical Technology Primer," addresses the vexing problems caused by fluctuating moisture contents in wood and composite wood products.