Vex - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |veks|  American pronunciation of the word vex
Brit.  |veks|  British pronunciation of the word vex


- cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations (syn: annoy, bother, chafe, devil, gravel, irritate, nark, nettle, rag, rile)
- disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress (syn: worry)
- change the arrangement or position of (syn: agitate, disturb, shake up, stir up)
- subject to prolonged examination, discussion, or deliberation
vex the subject of the death penalty
- be a mystery or bewildering to (syn: amaze, baffle, beat, bewilder, dumbfound, flummox, get, gravel, mystify, nonplus, perplex, pose, puzzle, stick, stupefy)
a vexing problem

Extra examples

This problem has vexed researchers for years.

We were vexed by the delay.

This silly chatter would vex a saint.

It vexes me to read such things in the newspapers.

It vexes me that they are always late.

He was so vexed at missing the train that he jumped up and down.

Vex not too far the lion, chained though he be.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: vex
he/she/it: vexes
present participle: vexing
past tense: vexed
past participle: vexed
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