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Vexatious definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

VEXA'TIOUS, a.
1. Irritating; disturbing or agitating to the mind; causing disquiet; afflictive; as a vexatious controversy; a vexatious neighbor.
2. Distressing; harassing; as vexatious wars.
3. Full of trouble and disquiet.
He leads a vexatious life.
4. Teasing; slightly troublesome; provoking.
A vexatious suit, in law, is one commenced for the purpose of giving trouble, or without cause.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: 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" [syn: annoying, bothersome, galling, irritating, nettlesome, pesky, pestering, pestiferous, plaguy, plaguey, teasing, vexatious, vexing]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 1534 1. a. causing vexation ; distressing <vexatious delays> b. intended to harass <a vexatious lawsuit> 2. full of disorder or stress ; troubled <a vexatious period in her life> vexatiously adverb vexatiousness noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 such as to cause vexation. 2 Law not having sufficient grounds for action and seeking only to annoy the defendant. Derivatives: vexatiously adv. vexatiousness n.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Vexatious Vex*a"tious, a. [See Vexation.] 1. Causing vexation; agitating; afflictive; annoying; as, a vexatious controversy; a vexatious neighbor. ``Continual vexatious wars.'' --South. 2. Full or vexation, trouble, or disquiet; disturbed. He leads a vexatious life. --Sir K. Digby. Vexatious suit (Law), a suit commenced for the purpose of giving trouble, or without cause. -- Vex*a"tious*ly, adv. -- Vex*a"tious*ness, n.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. 1. Troublesome, irritating, provoking, annoying, unpleasant, disagreeable, aggravating. 2. Distressing, harassing, troublesome, afflictive, painful, grievous, disturbing. 3. Troubled, anxious, uneasy, distressed, uncomfortable, comfortless, galling, burdensome, irksome.

Moby Thesaurus

aggravating, annoying, backbreaking, besetting, bothering, bothersome, burdensome, crushing, disturbing, exasperating, galling, grueling, harassing, heavy, hefty, importunate, importune, irking, irksome, irritating, mean, onerous, oppressive, painful, pesky, pestering, pestiferous, pestilent, pestilential, plaguesome, plaguey, plaguing, provoking, teasing, tiresome, tormenting, troublesome, troubling, troublous, trying, ugly, vexing, wearisome, wicked, worrisome, worrying



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