Definition of vexatious in English:

vexatious

Syllabification: vex·a·tious
Pronunciation: /vekˈsāSHəs
 
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adjective

  • 1Causing or tending to cause annoyance, frustration, or worry: the vexatious questions posed by software copyrights
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    • 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.
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    • 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.

Derivatives

vexatiously

adverb
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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 -

vexatiousness

noun
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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.

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