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vexation

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of vexation

  1. 1 the act of making unwelcome intrusions upon another <the repeated vexations guaranteed that she wouldn't get any work done> Synonyms aggravation, bedevilment, botheration, bothering, bugging, disturbance, harassment, harrying, importunity, pestering, teasing, annoyanceRelated Words aggro [British], molestation, offense (or offence), persecution, provocation, torment, torture; devilment, devilry, mischief

  2. 2 the feeling of impatience or anger caused by another's repeated disagreeable acts <he suppressed his rising vexation and answered as politely as he could> Synonyms aggravation, aggro [British], bother, botheration, exasperation, frustration, grief, irritation, pip [chiefly British], annoyanceRelated Words agitation, discomfort, displeasure, distress, disturbance, upset; irritability, irritableness, peeve, perturbation, pet, pique, resentment, snappishness, trouble; anger, angriness, chafe, dander, dudgeon, gall, huff, indignation, irateness, ire, outrage, umbrageNear Antonyms delight, pleasure

  3. 3 something that is a source of irritation <add cell phones to the list of vexations that theatergoers have to contend with> Synonyms aggravation, aggro [British], bother, botheration, bugbear, exasperation, frustration, hair shirt, hassle, headache, inconvenience, irk, irritant, nuisance, peeve, pest, rub, ruffle, thorn, trial, annoyanceRelated Words discomfort, fleabite, pinprick; affront, insult, offense (or offence); upset, worry; affliction, albatross, burden, cross, curse, menace, millstone, plague, sore; anxiety, plight, predicament, tribulation, trouble; hang-up, pet peeve, problem; annoyer, disturber, harasser, mischief, offender; pandora's boxNear Antonyms delight, joy, pleasure




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