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vexation

vex·a·tion

vexation

 
 
pronunciation:
vek seI shn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of annoying.
The boy delighted in his vexation of the cat.
definition 2: the condition of being annoyed.
He could not turn the key in the lock, and he pounded on the door in vexation.
similar words:
bother, chafe, gall
definition 3: a cause of annoyance.
This ringing in the ears is a constant vexation.
similar words:
bother, gall, nuisance, peeve, rub, trial