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Word of the Day 01/20/21 Vexatious

Vexatious (adjective)
vex·a·tious [vek-sey-shuhs]
(previously 07-02-13)

adjective
1. causing vexation; troublesome; annoying: a vexatious situation.
2. Law. (of legal actions) instituted without sufficient grounds and serving only to cause annoyance to the defendant.
3. disorderly; confused; troubled.

OTHER WORDS FROM VEXATIOUS
vex·a·tious·ly, adverb
vex·a·tious·ness, noun
non·vex·a·tious, adjective
non·vex·a·tious·ly, adverb

WORDS RELATED TO VEXATIOUS
annoying, burdensome, disagreeable, disappointing, disturbing, irksome, irritating, mean, pesky, provoking, teasing, troublesome, trying, ugly, unpleasant, wicked, worrisome, worrying, nagging, tormenting

SYNONYMS FOR VEXATIOUS
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1. disturbing, provoking, irritating.

ANTONYMS FOR VEXATIOUS
1. delightful.

Origin: 1525–35; vexati(on) + -ous

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR VEXATIOUS
In vexatious Latin America, they knew that a blue chip ego was an asset.
THE RISE AND FALL OF BRAZILIAN BILLIONAIRE EIKE BATISTA|MAC MARGOLIS|NOVEMBER 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST

The vexatious and wasteful conflict between naturalism and humanism is terminated.
RECONSTRUCTION IN PHILOSOPHY|JOHN DEWEY

The wait was vexatious, but Jack amused himself with noting the peculiar furnishings of the room, that served for an office.
THE MOTOR GIRLS AT LOOKOUT BEACH|MARGARET PENROSE

These vexatious circumstances animated his endeavours, while they irritated his chagrin.
THE ADVENTURES OF PEREGRINE PICKLE, VOLUME I|TOBIAS SMOLLETT

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