vexed

[ vekst ]
/ vɛkst /

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. vetter,
  2. vex,
  3. vexation,
  4. vexatious,
  5. vexatiously,
  6. vexedly,
  7. vexil,
  8. vexilla,
  9. vexillary,
  10. vexillate

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

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British Dictionary definitions for unvexed

vexed

/ (vɛkst) /

adjective

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

vexed

adj.

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

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