irritated; annoyed: vexed at the slow salesclerks.
much discussed or disputed: a vexed question.
tossed about, as waves.

Origin of vexed

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at vex, -ed2
Related formsvex·ed·ly [vek-sid-lee] /ˈvɛk sɪd li/, adverbvex·ed·ness, nounhalf-vexed, adjectiveun·vexed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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annoyed, confused, or agitated
much debated and discussed (esp in the phrase a vexed question)
Derived Formsvexedly (ˈvɛksɪdlɪ), adverbvexedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unvexed



mid-15c., past participle adjective from vex. Phrase vexed question attested from 1848.

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