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


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vexed a.
 1. Annoyed; harassed; troubled.
 2. Much debated or contested; causing discussion; as, a vexed question.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vex v. t. [imp. & p. p. Vexed p. pr. & vb. n. Vexing.]
 1. To toss back and forth; to agitate; to disquiet.
    White curl the waves, and the vexed ocean roars.   --Pope.
 2. To make angry or annoyed by little provocations; to irritate; to plague; to torment; to harass; to afflict; to trouble; to tease.  “I will not vex your souls.”
    Ten thousand torments vex my heart.   --Prior.
 3. To twist; to weave.  [R.]
    Some English wool, vexed in a Belgian loom.   --Dryden.
 Syn: -- See Tease.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: troubled persistently especially with petty annoyances;
             "harassed working mothers"; "a harried expression";
             "her poor pestered father had to endure her constant
             interruptions"; "the vexed parents of an unruly
             teenager" [syn: annoyed, harassed, harried, pestered]
      2: causing difficulty in finding an answer or solution; much
         disputed; "the vexed issue of priorities"; "we live in
         vexed and troubled times"