1. Causing vexation; agitating; afflictive; annoying; as, a vexatious controversy; a vexatious neighbor. “Continual vexatious wars.”
2. Full of vexation, trouble, or disquiet; disturbed.
He leads a vexatious life. --Sir K. Digby.
Vexatious suit Law, a suit commenced for the purpose of giving trouble, or without cause.
-- Vex*a*tious*ly, adv. -- Vex*a*tious*ness, n.
adj : causing irritation or annoyance; "tapping an annoying rhythm
on his glass with his fork"; "aircraft noise is
particularly bothersome near the airport"; "found it
galling to have to ask permission"; "an irritating
delay"; "nettlesome paperwork"; "a pesky mosquito";
"swarms of pestering gnats"; "a plaguey newfangled
safety catch"; "a teasing and persistent thought
annoyed him"; "a vexatious child"; "it is vexing to
have to admit you are wrong" [syn: annoying, bothersome,
galling, irritating, nettlesome, pesky, pestering,
pestiferous, plaguy, plaguey, teasing, vexing]