Definition of vex in English:

vex

Syllabification: vex
Pronunciation: /veks
 
/

verb

[with object]

Derivatives

vexer

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

vexingly

adverb
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

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