Definition of Vex

1. Verb. Cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations. "The performance is likely to vex Sue"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"




2. Verb. Disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress. "The bad news will vex him"; "I cannot sleep--my daughter's health is worrying me"
Exact synonyms: Worry
Specialized synonyms: Misgive, Eat, Eat On, Nag
Generic synonyms: Cark, Disorder, Disquiet, Distract, Perturb, Trouble, Unhinge
Causes: Worry
Related verbs: Worry
Derivative terms: Vexation, Worry, Worrying
Antonyms: Reassure

3. Verb. Change the arrangement or position of.
Exact synonyms: Agitate, Commove, Disturb, Raise Up, Shake Up, Stir Up
Specialized synonyms: Beat, Scramble, Toss, Rile, Roil, Poke
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move

4. Verb. Subject to prolonged examination, discussion, or deliberation. "Vex the subject of the death penalty"
Generic synonyms: Debate, Deliberate

5. Verb. Be a mystery or bewildering to. "The good news will vex her"; "This question really stuck me"

Definition of Vex

1. v. t. To to&?;s back and forth; to agitate; to disquiet.

2. v. i. To be irritated; to fret.

3. v. t. To to&?;s back and forth; to agitate; to disquiet.

4. v. i. To be irritated; to fret.

Definition of Vex

1. Noun. (space ESA) (initialism of Venus Express Venus Express) ¹

2. Verb. (transitive now rare) To trouble aggressively, to harass. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To annoy, irritate. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To cause (mental) suffering to; to distress. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive rare) To twist, to weave. ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive obsolete) To be irritated; to fret. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Vex

1. to annoy [v VEXED or VEXT, VEXING, VEXES] - See also: annoy

Medical Definition of Vex

1. 1. To tos back and forth; to agitate; to disquiet. "White curl the waves, and the vexed ocean roars." (Pope) 2. To make angry or annoyed by little provocations; to irritate; to plague; to torment; to harass; to afflict; to trouble; to tease. "I will not vex your souls." "Then thousand torments vex my heart." (Prior) 3. To twist; to weave. "Some English wool, vexed in a Belgian loom." (Dryden) Synonym: See Tease. Origin: F. Vexer, L. Vexare, vexatum, to vex, originally, to shake, toss, in carrying, v. Intens. Fr. Vehere, vectum, to carry. See Vehicle. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Vex

vetoes
vetoing
vetoist
vetoists
vetoproof
vetos
vets
vettable
vetted
vetter
vetters
vetting
vettura
vetturas
vetust
vex (current term)
vexar tube
vexation
vexations
vexatious
vexatious litigation
vexatious suit
vexatious suits
vexatiously
vexatiousness
vexatiousnesses
vexatory
vexed
vexedly
vexedness

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