Origin of vexation
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Examples from the Web for vexation
Silence was painful to me, and reply only accumulated difficulty and vexation.
"I believe the Evil One is in the box," said he, with some vexation.Other Tales and Sketches
At this accident Jason could not help uttering a cry of vexation.Tanglewood Tales
The man must have been a detestable hypocrite, I think, had he not shown his vexation.Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
The plural vexed Temple, and he told himself how unreasonable the vexation was.The Incomplete Amorist
- the act of vexing or the state of being vexed
- something that vexes
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Word Origin and History for vexation
c.1400, from Old French vexation or directly from Latin vexationem (nominative vexatio) "agitation," noun of action from past participle stem of vexare (see vex).
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