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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (1)

1. causing irritation or annoyance;
- Example: "tapping an annoying rhythm on his glass with his fork"
- Example: "aircraft noise is particularly bothersome near the airport"
- Example: "found it galling to have to ask permission"
- Example: "an irritating delay"
- Example: "nettlesome paperwork"
- Example: "a pesky mosquito"
- Example: "swarms of pestering gnats"
- Example: "a plaguey newfangled safety catch"
- Example: "a teasing and persistent thought annoyed him"
- Example: "a vexatious child"
- Example: "it is vexing to have to admit you are wrong"
[syn: annoying, bothersome, galling, irritating, nettlesome, pesky, pestering, pestiferous, plaguy, plaguey, teasing, vexatious, vexing]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vexatious \Vex*a"tious\, a. [See Vexation.] 1. Causing vexation; agitating; afflictive; annoying; as, a vexatious controversy; a vexatious neighbor. "Continual vexatious wars." --South. [1913 Webster] 2. Full of vexation, trouble, or disquiet; disturbed. [1913 Webster] He leads a vexatious life. --Sir K. Digby. [1913 Webster] Vexatious suit (Law), a suit commenced for the purpose of giving trouble, or without cause. [1913 Webster] -- Vex*a"tious*ly, adv. -- Vex*a"tious*ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

vexatious adj 1: causing irritation or annoyance; "tapping an annoying rhythm on his glass with his fork"; "aircraft noise is particularly bothersome near the airport"; "found it galling to have to ask permission"; "an irritating delay"; "nettlesome paperwork"; "a pesky mosquito"; "swarms of pestering gnats"; "a plaguey newfangled safety catch"; "a teasing and persistent thought annoyed him"; "a vexatious child"; "it is vexing to have to admit you are wrong" [syn: annoying, bothersome, galling, irritating, nettlesome, pesky, pestering, pestiferous, plaguy, plaguey, teasing, vexatious, vexing]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

46 Moby Thesaurus words for "vexatious": aggravating, annoying, backbreaking, besetting, bothering, bothersome, burdensome, crushing, disturbing, exasperating, galling, grueling, harassing, heavy, hefty, importunate, importune, irking, irksome, irritating, mean, onerous, oppressive, painful, pesky, pestering, pestiferous, pestilent, pestilential, plaguesome, plaguey, plaguing, provoking, teasing, tiresome, tormenting, troublesome, troubling, troublous, trying, ugly, vexing, wearisome, wicked, worrisome, worrying