- 1Causing or tending to cause annoyance, frustration, or worry: the vexatious questions posed by software copyrightsMore example sentences
annoying, vexing, irritating, irksome, displeasing, infuriating, maddening, exasperating, provoking, galling, rankling, grating, jarring, harassing, harrying, bothersome, tiresome, troublesome, niggling; upsetting, perturbing, worrying, worrisome, trying, taxing, distressing, traumatic, unsettling, unpleasant; difficult, awkward, problematic, inconvenient, lamentable, deplorable• informal aggravating
- On another issue that is causing us quite a lot of vexatious worry has been the need to repeatedly restate the same things over and over.
- But what Herbert proposes is no mere flight from awkward questions and a vexatious world.
- I question how vexatious accusations will be dealt with under this legislation.
- 1.1 Law Denoting an action or the bringer of an action that is brought without sufficient grounds for winning, purely to cause annoyance to the defendant: a frivolous or vexatious litigantMore example sentences
- The Commonwealth is in a position where it is saying that section 44 does not confer jurisdiction on the County Court untrammelled by the vexatious litigant order made by the Supreme Court.
- Access to the courts can be and is limited by statute, for example by Section 42 of the Supreme Court Act 1981, which requires a vexatious litigant to obtain the permission of a high court judge to begin proceedings.
- It seems that if such a defence fails, the vexatious litigant does require permission to institute appellate proceedings.
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- She said: ‘I can't think of anything more dreadful than someone who is completely innocent and is vexatiously charged, having to live through the kind of publicity that goes with that.’
- The young man claims he was brutally beaten in Garda custody, vexatiously charged with assault and taken to court.
- Where, in the opinion of the tribunal, a party has in bringing or conducting the proceedings acted frivolously, vexatiously, abusively, disruptively or otherwise unreasonably, the tribunal may make -
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- In the context, the focus of the attention of the Justice is obviously that of the propounded frivolousness or vexatiousness of the process.
- If nothing, it's a pretty accurate transcription of tedium and vexatiousness in comics form.
- This vexatiousness is one instance of the gap between normative and descriptive domains.