vexing


vexing
adjective
1. causing irritation or annoyance
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tapping an annoying rhythm on his glass with his fork

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aircraft noise is particularly bothersome near the airport

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found it galling to have to ask permission

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an irritating delay

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nettlesome paperwork

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a pesky mosquito

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swarms of pestering gnats

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a plaguey newfangled safety catch

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a teasing and persistent thought annoyed him

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a vexatious child

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it is vexing to have to admit you are wrong

Syn:
Similar to: ↑disagreeable
Derivationally related forms: ↑plague (for: ↑plaguey), ↑plague (for: ↑plaguy)
2. extremely annoying or displeasing
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his cavelier curtness of manner was exasperating

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I've had an exasperating day

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her infuriating indifference

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the ceaseless tumult of the jukebox was maddening

Syn: ↑exasperating, ↑infuriating, ↑maddening
Similar to: ↑displeasing

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • vexing — [vek′siŋ] adj. that vexes vexingly adv …   English World dictionary

  • vexing — adj. vexing to + inf. (it is vexing to read such things in the newspapers) * * * vexing to + inf. (it is vexing to read such things in the newspapers) …   Combinatory dictionary

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  • vexing — adjective Date: 1569 causing or likely to cause vexation ; vexatious < a vexing problem > • vexingly adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • vexing — adj. Vexing is used with these nouns: ↑problem, ↑question …   Collocations dictionary

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  • vexing — vex|ing [ veksıŋ ] adjective making you feel annoyed, confused, or worried …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • vexing — veks v. anger, irritate, exasperate; puzzle, confuse and concern …   English contemporary dictionary


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