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Definition of "vexatious" []

  • Causing or creating vexation; annoying. (adjective)
  • Full of annoyance or distress; harassed. (adjective)
  • Intended to vex or annoy. (adjective)

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 "vexatious" in a sentence
  • ""Unwilling to become embroiled in vexatious litigation brought by a plaintiff with bottomless pockets, they both walked away from a deal with Lionsgate at that time," the complaint said."
  • "The first objection to a higher level of public legal regard being paid to communal identity is that it leaves legal process (including ordinary disciplinary process within organisations) at the mercy of what might be called vexatious appeals to religious scruple."
  • "“Silence, Campo-Basso,” said the Duke, “and be assured you serve a prince. who knows your worth too well to exchange it for the untried and untrustful services of those, whom we have only known as vexatious and malignant neighbors.”"