Vex meaning

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Vex is defined as to bring trouble or distress to or to annoy.

An example of vex is for the flu to bring aches and pains to the sick individual.

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To irritate, bother, or frustrate.

Was vexed at the slow pace of reform.

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To cause perplexity in; baffle.
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To cause difficulty or trouble to.
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To cause pain or physical distress to; afflict.
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To give trouble to, esp. in a petty or nagging way; disturb, annoy, irritate, etc.
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To distress, afflict, or plague.

Vexed with rheumatism.

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To keep bringing up, going over, or returning to (a matter difficult to solve)
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To shake or toss about.
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(now rare) To trouble aggressively, to harass.
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Billy's professor was vexed by his continued failure to improve his grades.

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To cause (mental) suffering to; to distress.
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(rare) To twist, to weave.
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To toss back and forth; to agitate; to disquiet.
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(space science, ESA) Initialism of Venus Express.
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Origin of vex

  • Middle English vexen from Old French vexer from Latin vexāre wegh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English vexen, from Old French vexer, from Latin vÄ“xāre (“disturb, agitate"). Replaced native Middle English grillen (“to vex, annoy") from Old English grillan.

    From Wiktionary