HyperDic: vex

English > 5 senses of the word vex:
VERBemotionvex, annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, chafe, devilcause annoyance in
emotionvex, worrydisturb the peace of mind of
contactvex, agitate, disturb, commove, shake up, stir up, raise upchange the arrangement or position of
communicationvexsubject to prolonged examination, discussion, or deliberation
cognitionvex, perplex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfoundbe a mystery or bewildering to
vex > pronunciation
Soundsveh'ks
RhymesAix ... x / X: 35 rhymes with ehks...
English > vex: 5 senses > verb 1, emotion
MeaningCause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThe bad news will vex him; The performance is likely to vex Sue
Synonymsannoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, chafe, devil
Narrowerantagonize, antagoniseProvoke the hostility of
eat into, fret, rankle, grategnaw into
fretCause annoyance in
get, get under one's skinirritate
harass, hassle, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, plague, molest, provokeannoy continually or chronically
peeveCause to be annoyed, irritated, or resentful
ruffleTrouble or vex
BroaderdispleaseGive displeasure to
Similar tochafeFeel extreme / extreme irritation or anger
Spanishagobiar, enfadar, fastidiar, incomodar, irritar, molestar, mortificar, provocar, vejar
Catalanamoïnar, atabalar, enfadar, fastidiar, incomodar, irritar, molestar, mortificar, provocar, vexar
Nounsvexationthe act of troubling or annoying someone
vexationthe psychological state of being irritated or annoyed
vexersomeone given to teasing (as by mocking or stirring curiosity)
English > vex: 5 senses > verb 2, emotion
Meaningdisturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Synonymworry
Cause toworryBe worried, concerned, anxious, troubled, or uneasy
Narrowereat, eat onWorry or cause anxiety in a persistent way
misgiveSuggest fear or doubt
nagWorry persistently
Broaderperturb, unhinge, disquiet, trouble, cark, distract, disorderdisturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed
Oppositereassure, assureCause to feel sure
Similar toworryBe worried, concerned, anxious, troubled, or uneasy
Spanishapurar, disgustar, inquietarse, inquietar, molestar, preocuparse, preocupar
Catalanamoinar, amoïnar, apurar, assetjar, inquietar, molestar, preocupar
Nounsvexationsomething or someone that causes anxiety
English > vex: 5 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaningchange the arrangement or position of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymsagitate, disturb, commove, shake up, stir up, raise up
Narrowerbeat, scrambleStir vigorously
pokeStir by poking
roil, rilemake turbid by stirring up the sediments of
tossagitate
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
Spanishagitar, excitar, molestar, remover
Catalanagitar, excitar, molestar, remoure
English > vex: 5 senses > verb 4, communication
Meaningsubject to prolonged examination, discussion, or deliberation.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"vex the subject of the death penalty"
Broaderdebate, deliberatediscuss the pros and cons of an issue
English > vex: 5 senses > verb 5, cognition
MeaningBe a mystery or bewildering to.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
Example "a vexing problem"
Synonymsperplex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound
Narrowerelude, escapeBe incomprehensible to
riddleSet a difficult problem or riddle
stump, mix upCause to be perplexed or confounded
Broaderconfuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulateBe confusing / confusing or perplexing to
Spanishasombrar, confundir, desconcertar, incomodar, irritar, molestar, sorprender
Catalandesconcertar, incomodar, irritar, molestar

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