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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 vex·a·tion /vɛkˈseʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vex·a·tion n.
 1. The act of vexing, or the state of being vexed; agitation; disquiet; trouble; irritation.
    Passions too violent . . . afford us nothing but vexation and pain.   --Sir W. Temple.
    Those who saw him after a defeat looked in vain for any trace of vexation.   --Macaulay.
 2. The cause of trouble or disquiet; affliction.
    Your children were vexation to your youth.   --Shak.
 3. A harassing by process of law; a vexing or troubling, as by a malicious suit.
 Syn: -- Chagrin; agitation; mortification; uneasiness; trouble; grief; sorrow; distress.  See Chagrin.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: anger produced by some annoying irritation [syn: annoyance,
      2: the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed [syn:
         irritation, annoyance, botheration]
      3: something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of
         unhappiness; "New York traffic is a constant concern";
         "it's a major worry" [syn: concern, worry, headache]
      4: the act of troubling or annoying someone [syn: annoyance,
         annoying, irritation]