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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Vexatious  \Vex*a"tious\,  a.  [See  {Vexation}.] 
  1.  Causing  vexation;  agitating;  afflictive;  annoying;  as  a 
  vexatious  controversy;  a  vexatious  neighbor.  ``Continual 
  vexatious  wars.''  --South. 
  2.  Full  or  vexation,  trouble,  or  disquiet;  disturbed. 
  He  leads  a  vexatious  life.  --Sir  K. 
  {Vexatious  suit}  (Law),  a  suit  commenced  for  the  purpose  of 
  giving  trouble,  or  without  cause  --  {Vex*a"tious*ly}, 
  adv  --  {Vex*a"tious*ness},  n. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  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"  [syn:  {annoying},  {bothersome}, 
  {galling},  {irritating},  {nettlesome},  {pesky},  {pestering}, 
  {pestiferous},  {plaguy},  {plaguey},  {teasing},  {vexing}] 

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