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Meaning of VEXATIOUS

Pronunciation:  vek'seyshus

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  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"

VEXATIOUS is a 9 letter word that starts with V.


 Synonyms: annoying, bothersome, disagreeable, galling, irritating, nettlesome, pesky, pestering, pestiferous, plaguey, plaguy, teasing, vexing



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

{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.