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  2  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. 
  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. 
  Syn:  See  {Tease}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  extremely  annoying  or  displeasing;  "his  cavelier  curtness  of 
  manner  was  exasperating";  "I've  had  an  exasperating 
  day";  "her  infuriating  indifference";  "the  ceaseless 
  tumult  of  the  jukebox  was  maddening"  [syn:  {exasperating}, 
  {infuriating},  {maddening}] 
  2:  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},  {vexatious}] 

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