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Definition of VEX

3 definitions found:

Vex \Vex\, v. i.
     To be irritated; to fret. [R.] --Chapman.
     [1913 Webster]

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

Vex \Vex\ (v[e^]ks), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Vexed} (v[e^]kst); p. pr. & vb. n. {Vexing}.] [F. vexer, L. vexare, vexatum, to vex, originally, to shake, toss, in carrying, v. intens. fr. vehere, vectum, to carry. See {Vehicle}.]
     1. To toss back and forth; to agitate; to disquiet. [1913 Webster]

              White curl the waves, and the vexed ocean roars.
                                                    --Pope. [1913 Webster]

     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." --Shak. [1913 Webster]

              Ten thousand torments vex my heart.   --Prior. [1913 Webster]

     3. To twist; to weave. [R.]
        [1913 Webster]

              Some English wool, vexed in a Belgian loom.
                                                    --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

     Syn: See {Tease}.
          [1913 Webster]

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

87 Moby Thesaurus words for "vex":
     abrade, aggravate, ail, anger, annoy, arouse, badger, bait, be at, be the matter, bedevil, beset, bother, bristle, brown off, bug, bullyrag, burn up, chafe, chaw, chivy, complicate matters, concern, devil, discommode, discompose, distemper, distress, disturb, dog, embarrass, embitter, exasperate, exercise, fash, fret, gall, get, gripe, harass, harry, haunt, heckle, hector, hound, huff, incense, inconvenience, inflame, infuriate, irk, irritate, miff, molest, nag, needle, nettle, nudzh, peeve, perplex, persecute, perturb, pester, pick on, pique, plague, pluck the beard, pother, provoke, put out, put to it, puzzle, rankle, ride, rile, roil, ruffle, set up, stir the blood, stir up, tease, torment, trouble, try the patience, tweak the nose, work up, worry

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

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