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Meaning of VEXATION

Pronunciation:  vek'seyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of troubling or annoying someone
  2. [n]  something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness; "New York traffic is a constant concern"; "it's a major worry"
  3. [n]  anger produced by some annoying irritation
  4. [n]  the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed
 

VEXATION is a 8 letter word that starts with V.

 

 Synonyms: annoyance, annoyance, annoyance, annoying, botheration, chafe, concern, headache, irritation, irritation, worry
 
 See Also: aggravation, anger, bugaboo, bummer, burden, business, choler, displeasure, encumbrance, exasperation, exasperation, frustration, harassment, huff, impatience, incumbrance, ire, irritation, load, mental state, miff, mistreatment, negative stimulus, onus, pinprick, pique, psychological state, red flag, restlessness, seeing red, snit, temper, torment

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Vex*a"tion\, n. [L. vexatio: cf. F. vexation.]
1. The act of vexing, or the state of being vexed; agitation;
   disquiet; trouble; irritation.

         Passions too violent . . . afford us nothing but
         vexation and pain.                    --Sir W.
                                               Temple.

         Those who saw him after a defeat looked in vain for
         any trace of vexation.                --Macaulay.

2. The cause of trouble or disquiet; affliction.

         Your children were vexation to your youth. --Shak.

3. A harassing by process of law; a vexing or troubling, as
   by a malicious suit. --Bacon.

Syn: Chagrin; agitation; mortification; uneasiness; trouble;
     grief; sorrow; distress. See {Chagrin}.

 

 

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