vexing

adjective
vex·​ing | \ ˈvek-siŋ How to pronounce vexing (audio) \

Definition of vexing

: causing or likely to cause vexation : vexatious a vexing problem

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Other Words from vexing

vexingly adverb

Examples of vexing in a Sentence

the constantly changing schedule was somewhat vexing, but I coped
Recent Examples on the Web Beat the Streak, on the other hand, appears to be a more vexing challenge, requiring stamina and knowledge rather than simply luck. New York Times, 15 Aug. 2021 But another huge group has proven to be an even more vexing challenge: Republicans. BostonGlobe.com, 18 July 2021 Increasingly, traditional and modern sciences are collaborating to help solve humankind's most vexing problems. Ashish Kothari, Scientific American, 20 May 2021 But another huge group has proven to be an even more vexing challenge: Republicans. BostonGlobe.com, 18 July 2021 But another huge group has proven to be an even more vexing challenge: Republicans. Zeke Miller, chicagotribune.com, 16 July 2021 MacKenzie Gore was shipped to Arizona to again tinker with delivery issues and the organization’s most vexing blister. Bryce Miller Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 June 2021 How data is gathered and used is undoubtedly one of the most vexing questions of our time. Susanna Schrobsdorff, Time, 15 June 2021 That, Power argues, poses a vexing ethical question: how many COVID deaths should a society accept in exchange for returning to something close to pre-pandemic openness? Fortune, 17 June 2021

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First Known Use of vexing

1569, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

24 Aug 2021

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“Vexing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vexing. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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