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vexed


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Vex  \Vex\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Vexed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Vexing}.]  [F.  vexer,  L.  vexare  vexatum  to  vex,  originally, 
  to  shake,  toss  in  carrying,  v.  intens.  fr  vehere  vectum, 
  to  carry.  See  {Vehicle}.] 
  1.  To  to?s  back  and  forth;  to  agitate;  to  disquiet. 
 
  White  curl  the  waves,  and  the  vexed  ocean  roars. 
  --Pope. 
 
  2.  To  make  angry  or  annoyed  by  little  provocations;  to 
  irritate;  to  plague;  to  torment;  to  harass;  to  afflict;  to 
  trouble;  to  tease.  ``I  will  not  vex  your  souls.''  --Shak. 
 
  Then  thousand  torments  vex  my  heart.  --Prior. 
 
  3.  To  twist;  to  weave.  [R.] 
 
  Some  English  wool,  vexed  in  a  Belgian  loom. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  Syn:  See  {Tease}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Vexed  \Vexed\,  a. 
  1.  Annoyed;  harassed;  troubled. 
 
  2.  Much  debated  or  contested;  causing  discussion;  as  a  vexed 
  question. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  vexed 
  adj  1:  troubled  persistently  especially  with  petty  annoyances; 
  "harassed  working  mothers";  "a  harried  expression"; 
  "her  poor  pestered  father  had  to  endure  her  constant 
  interruptions";  "the  vexed  parents  of  an  unruly 
  teenager"  [syn:  {annoyed},  {harassed},  {harried},  {pestered}] 
  2:  causing  difficulty  in  finding  an  answer  or  solution;  much 
  disputed;  "the  vexed  issue  of  priorities";  "we  live  in 
  vexed  and  troubled  times" 




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