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Overview of verb vex

The verb vex has 5 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil

(cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves")

2. worry, vex

(disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress; "I cannot sleep

3. agitate, vex, disturb, commove, shake up, stir up, raise up

(change the arrangement or position of)

4. vex

(subject to prolonged examination, discussion, or deliberation; "vex the subject of the death penalty")

5. perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound

(be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me


Overview of adj vexing

The adj vexing has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. exasperating, infuriating, maddening, vexing

(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")

2. annoying, bothersome, galling, irritating, nettlesome, pesky, pestering, pestiferous, plaguy, plaguey, teasing, vexatious, vexing

(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")

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