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The synonyms of “Vexatious” are: annoying, bothersome, galling, irritating, nettlesome, pesky, pestering, pestiferous, plaguey, plaguy, teasing, vexing, irksome, displeasing, infuriating, maddening, exasperating, provoking, grating, jarring, harassing, tiresome, troublesome, niggling
Vexatious as an Adjective
Definitions of "Vexatious" as an adjective
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “vexatious” as an adjective can have the following definitions:
- Causing or tending to cause annoyance, frustration, or worry.
- Causing irritation or annoyance.
- Denoting an action or the bringer of an action that is brought without sufficient grounds for winning, purely to cause annoyance to the defendant.
Synonyms of "Vexatious" as an adjective (24 Words)
|annoying||Causing irritation or annoyance.|
Unsolicited calls are annoying.
|bothersome||Causing irritation or annoyance.|
Most childhood stomach aches though bothersome aren t serious.
|displeasing||Causing annoyance or dissatisfaction; disagreeable.|
It was not entirely displeasing to be the centre of such a drama.
|exasperating||Intensely irritating and frustrating.|
His cavelier curtness of manner was exasperating.
|galling||Causing irritation or annoyance.|
Found it galling to have to ask permission.
|grating||Unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound.|
The continual praise of the good old days can become grating.
|harassing||Characterized by or using aggressive pressure or intimidation.|
The employee may feel paranoid even when the harassing party is not in the room.
|infuriating||Extremely annoying or displeasing.|
That infuriating half smile on his face.
|irksome||So lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness.|
What an irksome task the writing of long letters is.
|irritating||Serving to stimulate or excite.|
Bites of black flies are more than irritating they can be very painful.
|jarring||Making or causing a harsh and irritating sound.|
The van came to a jarring halt.
|maddening||Extremely annoying or displeasing.|
The ceaseless tumult of the jukebox was maddening.
|nettlesome||Causing annoyance or difficulty.|
Nettlesome regional disputes.
|niggling||(informal) small and of little importance.|
A dispute over niggling details.
|pesky||Causing irritation or annoyance.|
A pesky younger brother.
|pestering||Causing irritation or annoyance.|
Swarms of pestering gnats.
|pestiferous||Harbouring infection and disease.|
The pestiferous area around the prison.
|plaguey||Causing irritation or annoyance.|
|plaguy||Troublesome or annoying.|
It was crazy to hope that good might come out of this plaguy mess.
|provoking||Giving rise to the specified reaction or emotion.|
|teasing||Playfully vexing (especially by ridicule)- Lawrence Durrell.|
|tiresome||Causing one to feel bored or annoyed.|
Weeding is a tiresome but essential job.
|troublesome||Causing difficulty or annoyance.|
Schools are removing troublesome pupils.
|vexing||Causing annoyance, frustration, or worry.|
The most vexing questions for policymakers.
Usage Examples of "Vexatious" as an adjective
- A vexatious child.
- The vexatious questions posed by software copyrights.
- A frivolous or vexatious litigant.