Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Vexing; troublesome; annoying.

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Usage examples "vexatious":

  1. But sometimes what had been so vexatious in his father's time happened to himself: his knowledge of business details was not sufficient, so that here and there, just like his father, he commanded what violently interfered with the life of his Prussians, and could not be carried out. - "Pictures of German Life in the XVIIIth and XIXth Centuries, Vol. II.", Gustav Freytag.
  2. So Willibald offered to go at once, and set all these vexatious trifles to rights, and his offer was graciously accepted. - "The Northern Light", E. Werner.
  3. This circumstance was exceedingly favourable on my side; for had there been no persons of the above description in company, that task, I was told, would have fallen on me; which would have been no less fatiguing and troublesome, than humiliating and vexatious. - "Pioneers in Canada", Sir Harry Johnston.