Definition of vex in English:


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Pronunciation: /vɛks


[with object]


chiefly West Indian Back to top  
  • Angry; annoyed: I ain’t vex with you
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    • All week leading up to the test match I was vex, fuming, I had it up to here.
    • You know you really getting me kind of vex; here it is you are relaxing in your swivel chair, one finger on your lips staring at the ceiling… don't you have any compassion for this embattled lady?
    • So, I was a get vex to rass’ cause I thought that it would have started by then on the TV.



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  • Lashing out against vexers doesn't get you a column and a half in The New York Times and editorials in 250 newspapers.


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  • However, from my perspective, it seems that the vast majority of issues distinguishing the main parties are purely cosmetic in nature and vexingly it seems that it is on these issues that the parties positions are most clear.
  • The problem seems to be that she sets her pieces in not-quite-exotic-enough elsewheres, and often, vexingly, in the distant and only infrequently heroic past.
  • The tortured syntax so often evident in his prose seemed to be matched only by the profundity of insight which that very syntax seemed at once to promise and vet also so vexingly.


late Middle English: from Old French vexer, from Latin vexare 'shake, disturb'.

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