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


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: extremely annoying or displeasing; "his cavelier curtness of
             manner was exasperating"; "I've had an exasperating
             day"; "her infuriating indifference"; "the ceaseless
             tumult of the jukebox was maddening" [syn: exasperating,
              infuriating, maddening]
      2: 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, vexatious]