AskDefine | Define vexation

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vexation

Noun

1 anger produced by some annoying irritation [syn: annoyance, chafe]
2 the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed [syn: irritation, annoyance, botheration]
3 something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness; "New York traffic is a constant concern"; "it's a major worry" [syn: concern, worry, headache]
4 the act of troubling or annoying someone [syn: annoyance, annoying, irritation]

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English

Etymology

From vex + -ation

Noun

  1. The act of annoying, vexing, or irritating.
  2. The state of being vexed or irritated.

Translations

the act of annoying, vexing or irritating
state of being vexed or irritated

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French

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /vɛk.sa.sjɔ̃/
  • SAMPA: /vEk.sa.sjO~/

Noun

vexation f

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