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Definition of VEXATION

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Vexation \Vex*a"tion\, n. [L. vexatio: cf. F. vexation.]
     1. The act of vexing, or the state of being vexed; agitation; disquiet; trouble; irritation. [1913 Webster]

              Passions too violent . . . afford us nothing but vexation and pain.                    --Sir W. Temple. [1913 Webster]

              Those who saw him after a defeat looked in vain for any trace of vexation.                --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

     2. The cause of trouble or disquiet; affliction. [1913 Webster]

              Your children were vexation to your youth. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     3. A harassing by process of law; a vexing or troubling, as by a malicious suit. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

     Syn: Chagrin; agitation; mortification; uneasiness; trouble; grief; sorrow; distress. See {Chagrin}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

133 Moby Thesaurus words for "vexation": abomination, affliction, aggravation, agitation, all-overs, angst, annoyance, anxiety, anxiety hysteria, anxiety neurosis, anxious bench, anxious concern, anxious seat, anxiousness, apprehension, apprehensiveness, atrocity, bad, bad news, bane, bedevilment, befoulment, blight, bore, bother, botheration, bothering, bothersomeness, bugbear, burden, calamity, cankerworm of care, care, concern, concernment, corruption, crashing bore, crushing burden, crying evil, curse, damage, death, defilement, despoliation, destruction, detriment, devilment, difficulty, disapprobation, disapproval, discontent, disease, displeasure, disquiet, disquietude, dissatisfaction, distress, disturbance, dogging, downer, drag, dread, evil, exasperation, fear, foreboding, forebodingness, grievance, harassment, harm, harrying, havoc, headache, hounding, hurt, ill, infection, infliction, injury, inquietude, irking, irritation, malaise, mischief, misgiving, molestation, nemesis, nervous strain, nervous tension, nervousness, nuisance, open wound, outrage, overanxiety, persecution, perturbation, pest, pestilence, pins and needles, plague, poison, pollution, problem, provocation, provoking, pucker, resentfulness, resentment, running sore, scourge, solicitude, stew, strain, suspense, tension, the worst, thorn, torment, toxin, trial, trouble, uneasiness, unquietness, upset, venom, vexatiousness, vexing, visitation, woe, worriment, worry, wrong, zeal

Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]

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