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1. annoy, bother, chafe, devil, get at, get to, gravel, irritate, nark, nettle, rag, rile, vex

cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations

Example Sentences:
'Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me'
'It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves'

2. vex, worry

disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress

Example Sentences:
'I cannot sleep--my daughter's health is worrying me'

3. agitate, commove, disturb, raise up, shake up, stir up, vex

change the arrangement or position of

4. vex

subject to prolonged examination, discussion, or deliberation

Example Sentences:
'vex the subject of the death penalty'

5. amaze, baffle, beat, bewilder, dumbfound, flummox, get, gravel, mystify, nonplus, perplex, pose, puzzle, stick, stupefy, vex

be a mystery or bewildering to

Example Sentences:
'This beats me!'
'Got me--I don't know the answer!'
'a vexing problem'
'This question really stuck me'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of vex
verb (transitive)
to anger or annoy
to confuse; worry
3. archaic
to agitate

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see synonyms of vex
verb transitive
to give trouble to, esp. in a petty or nagging way; disturb, annoy, irritate, etc.
to distress, afflict, or plague
vexed with rheumatism
to keep bringing up, going over, or returning to (a matter difficult to solve)
4.  Obsolete
to shake or toss about

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of vex
tr.v.vexed, vex·ing, vex·es
1. To irritate, bother, or frustrate: was vexed at the slow pace of reform. See Synonyms at annoy.
2. 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).
3. To cause difficulty or trouble to: "He was determined to lay to rest the problem that had most vexed his presidency" (James Carroll).
4. To cause pain or physical distress to; afflict: "O Lord, heal me; for my bones are vexed" (King James Bible).

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