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VEXATION

 Dictionary entry overview: What does vexation mean? 

VEXATION (noun)
  The noun VEXATION has 4 senses:

1. anger produced by some annoying irritation
2. the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed
3. something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness
4. the act of troubling or annoying someone

  Familiarity information: VEXATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


VEXATION (noun)


Sense 1vexation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Anger produced by some annoying irritation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

vexation; annoyance; chafe

Hypernyms ("vexation" is a kind of...):

anger; choler; ire (a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "vexation"):

displeasure (the feeling of being displeased or annoyed or dissatisfied with someone or something)

harassment; torment (a feeling of intense annoyance caused by being tormented)

aggravation; exasperation (an exasperated feeling of annoyance)

frustration (a feeling of annoyance at being hindered or criticized)

irritation; pique; temper (a sudden outburst of anger)


Sense 2vexation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The psychological state of being irritated or annoyed

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

annoyance; botheration; irritation; vexation

Hypernyms ("vexation" is a kind of...):

mental state; psychological state ((psychology) a mental condition in which the qualities of a state are relatively constant even though the state itself may be dynamic)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "vexation"):

bummer (an experience that is irritating or frustrating or disappointing)

huff; miff; seeing red (a state of irritation or annoyance)

pinprick (a minor annoyance)

impatience; restlessness (a lack of patience; irritation with anything that causes delay)

snit (a state of agitated irritation)


Sense 3vexation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

worry; headache; vexation; concern

Context examples:

New York traffic is a constant concern / it's a major worry

Hypernyms ("vexation" is a kind of...):

negative stimulus (a stimulus with undesirable consequences)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "vexation"):

bugaboo (a source of concern)

burden; encumbrance; incumbrance; load; onus (an onerous or difficult concern)

business (a rightful concern or responsibility)


Sense 4vexation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of troubling or annoying someone

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

annoying; vexation; annoyance; irritation

Hypernyms ("vexation" is a kind of...):

mistreatment (the practice of treating (someone or something) badly)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "vexation"):

exasperation (actions that cause great irritation (or even anger))

red flag (something that irritates or demands immediate action)


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