1. [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.
2. Full of vexation, trouble, or disquiet; disturbed.
He leads a vexatious life. --Sir K.
Vexatious suit (Law), a suit commenced for the purpose of
giving trouble, or without cause.
[1913 Webster] -- Vex*a"tious*ly, adv. --
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
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,
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