Dictionary Results for vexing


1. vex - verb

· cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"

Synonym(s): annoy, rag, get_to, bother, get_at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, chafe, devil

Hypernym(s): displease




2. vex - verb

· disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress; "I cannot sleep--my daughter's health is worrying me"

Synonym(s): worry

Hypernym(s): perturb, unhinge, disquiet, trouble, cark, distract, disorder




3. vex - verb

· change the arrangement or position of

Synonym(s): agitate, disturb, commove, shake_up, stir_up, raise_up

Hypernym(s): move, displace




4. vex - verb

· subject to prolonged examination, discussion, or deliberation; "vex the subject of the death penalty"

Hypernym(s): debate, deliberate




5. vex - verb

· be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me"

Synonym(s): perplex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound

Hypernym(s): confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate




6. vexing - adjective

· extremely annoying or displeasing; "his cavelier curtness of manner was exasperating"; "I've had an exasperating day"; "her infuriating indifference"; "the ceaseless tumult of the jukebox was maddening"

Synonym(s): exasperating, infuriating, maddening




7. vexing - adjective

· 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"

Synonym(s): annoying, bothersome, galling, irritating, nettlesome, pesky, pestering, pestiferous, plaguy, plaguey, teasing, vexatious





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