HyperDic: vexed

English > 2 senses of the word vexed:
ADJECTIVEallvexed, annoyed, harassed, harried, pesteredtroubled persistently especially with petty annoyances
allvexedcausing difficulty in finding an answer or solution
vexed > pronunciation
Soundsveh'kst
Rhymescontext ... text: 8 rhymes with ehkst...
English > vexed: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningTroubled persistently especially with petty annoyances.
Example "the vexed parents of an unruly teenager"
Synonymsannoyed, harassed, harried, pestered
BroadertroubledCharacterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or danger or need
English > vexed: 2 senses > adjective 2
MeaningCausing difficulty in finding an answer or solution; much disputed.
Examples
  • "the vexed issue of priorities"
  • "we live in vexed and troubled times"
Broaderdifficult, hardnot easy
Spanishconflictivo, controvertido

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