Vexatious meaning

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The definition of vexatious is causing annoyance, or full of annoyance.

An example of something vexatious is a computer that won't stop beeping in the office.

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Instituted without real grounds, chiefly to cause annoyance to the defendant.
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Causing or creating vexation; annoying.

Vexatious delays.

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Characterized by or causing vexation; annoying, troublesome, etc.
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(archaic) Full of trouble or disquiet; harassed; distressed; annoyed; vexed.
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(law, of an action) Commenced for the purpose of giving trouble, without due cause.

A vexatious lawsuit.

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Origin of vexatious

  • a 1650 vexation +"Ž -ous
    From Wiktionary