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 Dictionary entry overview: What does vexatious mean? 

VEXATIOUS (adjective)
  The adjective VEXATIOUS has 1 sense:

1. causing irritation or annoyance

  Familiarity information: VEXATIOUS used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

VEXATIOUS (adjective)

Sense 1vexatious [BACK TO TOP]


Causing irritation or annoyance


annoying; vexatious; plaguy; pestering; pesky; nettlesome; irritating; galling; bothersome; plaguey; vexing; teasing; pestiferous

Context examples:

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


disagreeable (not to your liking)

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