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Definition of "vexation" []

  • The act of annoying, irritating, or vexing. (noun)
  • The quality or condition of being vexed; annoyance. (noun)
  • A source of irritation or annoyance. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "vexation" in a sentence
  • "The power of righteous vexation is what keeps so many old Democrats hanging on in nursing homes long past the time they should have kicked off."
  • "But, when he cometh back from his journey, all will not be save well458: so go ye to your shops and sell and buy, for this vexation is removed from you."
  • "Their doubt is, in part, determined; and yet their vexation is increased by another messenger, who brings them word that their prisoners are preaching in the temple (v. 25): "Behold, the men whom you put in prison, and have sent for to your bar, are now hard by you here, standing in the temple, under your nose and in defiance of you, teaching the people.""