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vex

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1 to disturb the peace of mind of (someone) especially by repeated disagreeable acts

  • my coworkers' loud, endless conversations vexed me
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get one's goat, get on one's nerves, get to, rub the wrong way, set one's teeth on edge, stick in one's craw, wear on

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2 to throw into a state of mental uncertainty

  • a mystery novel that is sure to vex even the canniest readers
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blow one's mind, go to one's head

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Synonym Discussion of vex

annoy, vex, irk, bother mean to upset a person's composure. annoy implies a wearing on the nerves by persistent petty unpleasantness.
    • their constant complaining annoys us
vex implies greater provocation and stronger disturbance and usually connotes anger but sometimes perplexity or anxiety.
    • vexed by her son's failure to clean his room
irk stresses difficulty in enduring and the resulting weariness or impatience of spirit.
    • careless waste irks the boss
bother suggests interference with comfort or peace of mind.
    • don't bother me while I'm reading


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