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vex

 
 
pronunciation:
veks
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: vexed, vexes, vexing
definition 1: to annoy or irritate.
The long wait for their food vexed the customers.The traffic at the bridge entrance vexed the taxi driver.Something about her tone of voice vexed him that morning.
synonyms:
annoy, bother, gall, irk, irritate, miff, nettle, plague, rile, trouble, worry
antonyms:
soothe
similar words:
aggravate, anger, chafe, cloud, exasperate, gripe, harass, hound, nag, offend, peeve, pester, pique, provoke, rasp, ruffle, torment
definition 2: to puzzle or worry.
She was vexed by her daughter's hostility.
synonyms:
bother, disquiet, disturb, perturb, puzzle, trouble, upset, worry
similar words:
afflict, baffle, bewilder, buffalo, confound, confuse, distress, mystify, perplex, plague
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derivations: vexingly (adv.), vexer (n.)