vex

Definitions:

  • To irritate, bother, or frustrate: <i>synonym</i>: <strong> annoy</strong>.
  • To cause perplexity in; baffle.
  • To cause difficulty or trouble to.
  • To cause pain or physical distress to; afflict.
  • A trouble; a vexation.
  • To make angry by little provocations; excite slight anger or displeasure in; trouble by petty or light annoyances; irritate; tease; fret; plague; annoy; harass.
  • To make sorrowful; grieve; afflict; distress.
  • To agitate; disturb; overturn or throw into commotion; hence, to dispute; contest; cause to be discussed: in this sense chiefly used in the past participle: as, a <em>vexed</em> (much discussed but unsettled) question.
  • <strong>Synonyms</strong> <em>Annoy, Plague</em>, etc. (see <internalXref urlencoded="tease">tease</internalXref>), provoke, gall, chafe. To disquiet.
  • To fret; be teased or irritated; feel annoyed, angry, or distressed.
  • To toss back and forth; to agitate; to disquiet.
  • To make angry or annoyed by little provocations; to irritate; to plague; to torment; to harass; to afflict; to trouble; to tease.
  • To twist; to weave.
  • To be irritated; to fret.
  • To <xref>trouble</xref> aggressively, to <xref>harass</xref>.
  • To <xref>annoy</xref>, <xref>irritate</xref>.
  • To cause (mental) suffering to; to <xref>distress</xref>.
  • To <xref>twist</xref>, to <xref>weave</xref>.
  • To be irritated; to <xref>fret</xref>.
  • disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress
  • subject to prolonged examination, discussion, or deliberation
  • cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
  • change the arrangement or position of
  • be a mystery or bewildering to
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