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Vex vs. Hex — What's the Difference?

Vex vs. Hex — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Vex and Hex

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Vex

To irritate, bother, or frustrate
Was vexed at the slow pace of reform.
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Hex

Cast a spell on; bewitch
He hexed her with his fingers
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Vex

To cause perplexity in; baffle
"the mathematical, biological, and meteorological problems that vexed and intrigued him all the days of his life" (Robin Marantz Henig).
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Hex

A magic spell; a curse
A death hex
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Vex

To cause difficulty or trouble to
"He was determined to lay to rest the problem that had most vexed his presidency" (James Carroll).
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Hex

Short for hexadecimal
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Vex

To cause pain or physical distress to; afflict
"O Lord, heal me.
For my bones are vexed" (King James Bible).
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Hex

Short for hexadecimal
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Vex

(transitive) To annoy, irritate.
Billy's professor was vexed by his continued failure to improve his grades.
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Hex

An evil spell; a curse.
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Vex

(transitive) To cause (mental) suffering to; to distress.
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Hex

One that brings bad luck.
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Vex

To trouble aggressively, to harass.
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Hex

To put a hex on.
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Vex

To twist, to weave.
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Hex

To bring or wish bad luck to
"Chilly evening weather and a chain of minor snafus seemed to hex the $5,000-a-seat gala on Governors Island" (Newsweek).
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Vex

To be irritated; to fret.
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Hex

Hexagonal. Used of hardware, such as bolts and screws, with hexagonal heads or hexagonal sockets.
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Vex

(transitive) To toss back and forth; to agitate; to disquiet.
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Hex

(transitive) To cast a spell on (specifically an evil spell), to bewitch.
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Vex

A trouble.
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Hex

An evil spell or curse.
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Vex

To toss back and forth; to agitate; to disquiet.
White curl the waves, and the vexed ocean roars.
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Hex

A witch.
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Vex

To make angry or annoyed by little provocations; to irritate; to plague; to torment; to harass; to afflict; to trouble; to tease.
Ten thousand torments vex my heart.
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Hex

(rare) A spell (now rare but still found in compounds such as hex sign and hexcraft).
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Vex

To twist; to weave.
Some English wool, vexed in a Belgian loom.
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Hex

Clipping of hexadecimal
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Vex

To be irritated; to fret.
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Hex

A hexagonal space on a game board.
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Vex

Cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations;
Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me
It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves
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Hex

(climbing) a hexagon-shaped item of rock climbing equipment intended to be wedged into a crack or other opening in the rock.
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Vex

Disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress;
I cannot sleep--my daughter's health is worrying me
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Hex

An evil spell;
A witch put a curse on his whole family
He put the whammy on me
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Vex

Change the arrangement or position of
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Hex

Cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something
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Vex

Subject to prolonged examination, discussion, or deliberation;
Vex the subject of the death penalty
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Hex

Of or pertaining to a number system having 16 as its base
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Vex

Be a mystery or bewildering to;
This beats me!
Got me--I don't know the answer!
A vexing problem
This question really stuck me
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