vexed vexed  /ˈvɛkst/


  1. (adj) troubled persistently especially with petty annoyances
  2. (adj) causing difficulty in finding an answer or solution; much disputed



  1. I could not understand, and was vexed.
  2. Yet eight years of war with no end in sight leaves other military experts vexed.
  3. On his trip, the President highlights his success in fighting AIDS but avoids hot spots where his legacy is more vexed.


  1. 2013 Ford Explorer: Family Checklist

    The Ford Explorer's popularity has always vexed me. There was a time in the late 1990s that it seemed to be everywhere — much like the Kardashians today. Back then, I didn't get the appeal of the Explorer. Thanks to...
    on June 12, 2013     Source:

  2. Dune work permitted, protesters not swayed

    Police were called Friday morning to Sliders Seaside Grill when tensions flared between contractors doing a permitted dune project and a small crowd of residents vexed by the work.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Fernandina Beach News-Leader

  3. Parking pickle

    Farmers market parking change frustrates, but does not stop attendees Parking changes for this year’s farmers market have left many vexed and it is unclear how deeply they will affect the event. Parking for the Saturday market was located next door to the Pickering Barn site at a Costco-owned lot that stretches south to another building on [...]
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Issaquah Press


  1. "This is an issue that's vexed Washington for a while. Now it's spread its plague to Albany and I think the governor learned the lesson that immigration has become the new third rail of politics," said Rep. Anthony Weiner, a New York City Democrat.
    on Nov 14, 2007 By: Anthony Weiner Source: Forbes

  2. "Some somehow observe the day," wrote Boston Puritan Samuel Sewall on Christmas Day 1685, "but are vexed, I believe, that the body of people profane it, and blessed be God no authority yet compels them to keep it."
    on Dec 13, 2007 By: Samuel Sewall Source: Forbes

  3. "It's been an issue that has vexed us and caused a lot of discussion," said Snedden of the late kickoffs.
    on Mar 11, 2009 By: Martin Snedden Source:

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