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  • n  anger produced by some annoying irritation
  • n  the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed
  • n  something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness
  • n  the act of troubling or annoying someone

  • After enough vexation, "people throw up their hands and just say they'll start their own," says Marc Freedman, founder of Civic Ventures, which helps retirees find rewarding work .
  • During the acceptance speech, musical director Bill Conti seemed to be indicating the vexation of a minority in the room when he brought up the orchestra volume before Haggis could .
  • Ah, but this young Sprinfieldianite has staying power: staying in the fourth grade, to the endless vexation of his teacher and his principal; staying glued to the living-room tube .
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  • Experts offer methods to keep mosquitoes from bugging you
    With the summer season comes warm weather, outdoor activities and a dreaded predator — the mosquito. Humans may be at the top of the food chain, but this tiny pest sure knows how to be a source of vexation.An active member of the Lancaster Hiking Club since the 1970s, Jeff Brethauer classifies...
    June 23, 2013 - Lancaster Online

  • Charlie McCreevy in Irish Times
    Addressing the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ireland at the National Concert Hall yesterday, Mr McCreevy said: "When Irish people rejected the Lisbon Treaty a year ago, the initial reaction ranged from shock to horror to temper to vexation....
  • Graziella Magherini in Arizona Daily Star
    It's a range of strong emotions that goes from enchantment, through vexation, aggression, a vandalistic impulse, right through to panic attacks,said Graziella Magherini, who is leading a group of doctors, psychiatrists and art historians...
  • Julian Fantino in
    I have already expressed my irritation and vexation with the dust in Kampala. When it rains in Kampala the roads become muddy with floods. In fact you would think you are in a potato garden. One of these days I will come with potato veins and plant... Yoweri Museveni The Independent Jan 19, 2010 107746 141340 vexatious My intent, as I have previously made known, is to vigorously defend myself and the OPP against this vexatious allegation," Fantino said. "I have absolute confidence in the ultimate outcome of this process."

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