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1. extremely annoying or displeasing;
- Example: "his cavelier curtness of manner was exasperating"
- Example: "I've had an exasperating day"
- Example: "her infuriating indifference"
- Example: "the ceaseless tumult of the jukebox was maddening"
[syn: exasperating, infuriating, maddening, vexing]

2. 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:

Vex \Vex\ (v[e^]ks), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Vexed (v[e^]kst); p. pr. & vb. n. Vexing.] [F. vexer, L. vexare, vexatum, to vex, originally, to shake, toss, in carrying, v. intens. fr. vehere, vectum, to carry. See Vehicle.] 1. To toss back and forth; to agitate; to disquiet. [1913 Webster] White curl the waves, and the vexed ocean roars. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. To make angry or annoyed by little provocations; to irritate; to plague; to torment; to harass; to afflict; to trouble; to tease. "I will not vex your souls." --Shak. [1913 Webster] Ten thousand torments vex my heart. --Prior. [1913 Webster] 3. To twist; to weave. [R.] [1913 Webster] Some English wool, vexed in a Belgian loom. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Syn: See Tease. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

34 Moby Thesaurus words for "vexing": aggravating, annoying, bothering, bothersome, disturbing, exasperating, galling, harassing, harassment, importunate, importune, irking, irksome, irritating, pesky, pestering, pestiferous, pestilent, pestilential, plaguesome, plaguey, plaguing, provocation, provoking, teasing, tiresome, tormenting, troublesome, troubling, vexation, vexatious, wearisome, worrisome, worrying