Definition of vexed
: debated or discussed at length a vexed question
Examples of vexed in a Sentence
She was feeling somewhat vexed.
my dog was clearly vexed with me for having been gone all week, and hardly greeted me when I came home
Recent Examples of vexed from the Web
The reason these buzzwords and quoted tidbits matter is their relevance to a question that has vexed investigators: whether there was a concerted effort by the Trump campaign to work hand-in-hand with Russia to tip the scales of the election.
The vexed question is one of those problems on the borderline of history and geography that are fascinating and perhaps insoluble.
The country’s vexed relationship with secularism also predates Mr. Erdogan’s tenure.
Standard treatments for cancer, like radiation and chemotherapy, have for decades vexed Ching Lau.
Diplomatic Pleasantries Solving the vexed question of keeping the peace and an open border between the U.K. province of Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic will also be an urgent priority in the talks, Barnier and Davis agreed.
Judge Steven O'Neill has seemed vexed at times as the court staff struggled to answer the jury's requests.
To the show’s credit, characters like Will Conway and Cathy Durant seem vexed by this question as well.
That question vexed scientists, including famed astronomer Carl Sagan, for years—but now, reports The New York Times’ Nicholas St. Fleur, a team of NASA researchers finally figured out why.
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Definition of vexed for English Language Learners
: difficult and frustrating to deal with
: annoyed or worried
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