Definition of


  1. (adj, all) troubled persistently especially with petty annoyances
    a harried expression
    her poor pestered father had to endure her constant interruptions
    the vexed parents of an unruly teenager
  2. (adj, all) causing difficulty in finding an answer or solution; much disputed
    we live in vexed and troubled times

via WordNet, Princeton University

Synonyms of Vexed

annoyed, harassed, harried, pestered

Origin of the word Vexed

  1. mid-15c., pp. adj. from vex. Phrase vexed question attested from 1848. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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