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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The act of troubling or annoying someone; Something or someone that causes anxiety; Anger produced by some annoying irritation; The psychological state of being irritated or annoyed.

Usage examples (36)
  • His vexation was the greater, that, if his conjecture were correct, it would place him in a difficult position towards the Belmonts.
  • Our labour is called the vexation of our heart (v. 22); it is to most a force upon themselves, so natural is it to us to love our ease.
  • Stephen had understood that his father's "vexation" existed only as an instrument of correction in the hands of his mother.
  • He considered that the High Court in CSR did not intend to narrow the test from that of "vexation" and "oppression", in the relevant sense. for more
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