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Vexatious vs. Vexing

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Vexatiousadjective

Causing vexation or annoyance; teasing; troublesome.

Vexingnoun

vexation

Vexatiousadjective

(archaic) Full of trouble or disquiet

Vexingadjective

extremely annoying or displeasing;

‘his cavelier curtness of manner was exasperating’; ‘I've had an exasperating day’; ‘her infuriating indifference’; ‘the ceaseless tumult of the jukebox was maddening’;

Vexatiousadjective

Commenced for the purpose of giving trouble, without due cause.

‘a vexatious lawsuit’;

Vexingadjective

causing irritation or annoyance;

‘tapping an annoying rhythm on his glass with his fork’; ‘aircraft noise is particularly bothersome near the airport’; ‘found it galling to have to ask permission’; ‘an irritating delay’; ‘nettlesome paperwork’; ‘a pesky mosquito’; ‘swarms of pestering gnats’; ‘a plaguey newfangled safety catch’; ‘a teasing and persistent thought annoyed him’; ‘a vexatious child’; ‘it is vexing to have to admit you are wrong’;

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Vexatiousadjective

In the habit of starting vexatious litigation and therefore liable to have restraints placed on one's ability to access the courts.

‘a vexatious litigant’;

Vexatiousadjective

Causing vexation; agitating; afflictive; annoying; as, a vexatious controversy; a vexatious neighbor.

Vexatiousadjective

Full of vexation, trouble, or disquiet; disturbed.

‘He leads a vexatious life.’;

Vexatiousadjective

causing irritation or annoyance;

‘tapping an annoying rhythm on his glass with his fork’; ‘aircraft noise is particularly bothersome near the airport’; ‘found it galling to have to ask permission’; ‘an irritating delay’; ‘nettlesome paperwork’; ‘a pesky mosquito’; ‘swarms of pestering gnats’; ‘a plaguey newfangled safety catch’; ‘a teasing and persistent thought annoyed him’; ‘a vexatious child’; ‘it is vexing to have to admit you are wrong’;

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