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vexation

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noun vex·a·tion \vek-ˈsā-shən\

Simple Definition of vexation

  • : the state of being worried or annoyed : irritation or annoyance

  • : something that worries or annoys you

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of vexation

  1. 1 :  the act of harassing or vexing :  troubling

  2. 2 :  the quality or state of being vexed :  irritation

  3. 3 :  a cause of trouble :  affliction

Examples of vexation in a sentence

  1. the problems and vexations of everyday life

  2. <the repeated vexations guaranteed that she wouldn't get any work done>



15th Century

First Known Use of vexation

15th century


VEXATION Defined for Kids

vexation

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noun vex·a·tion \vek-ˈsā-shən\

Definition of vexation for Students

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being annoyed by small irritations

  2. 2 :  the act of bringing trouble, distress, or worry to

  3. 3 :  a cause of trouble or worry





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