View definitions for vexing


adjective as in disquieting

adjective as in irksome

adjective as in nettlesome

adjective as in pesky

adjective as in teasing

adjective as in torturous


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The vaccination issue has vexed some members of Congress since the Food and Drug Administration gave emergency approval for the Pfizer-manufactured vaccine last week.

Meanwhile, the SolarWinds issue continues to vex federal officials.

This isn’t the first time the city appeared close to resolving a policy issue that’s vexed it for years.

Yet ask executives which CEO vexes them the most, and Musk’s name is first again.

From Fortune

LPL’s Buchbinder notes stocks historically perform better in a divided government environment, while major tax increases are “probably off the table” if the Senate remains in Republican hands—something that has vexed Wall Street.

From Fortune

If Paul Ryan visits communities to try to solve some of the most vexing problems facing our nation, will the media cover it?

The results are vexing, and increasingly dangerous as Moscow builds threats on the foundation of its own propaganda.

A more vexing problem is discerning the suicide attempt from the accidental overdose.

More vexing than the short-shrift mentions are the flat-out omissions.

For liberals, the question of how to square this circle is a vexing one.

Meloni was just beginning to relax a little when a young officer brought up a minor but vexing problem.

Whether the land beyond Hadrian's wall became temptingly peaceful or remained in vexing disorder, our authorities do not say.

Perhaps she'll be able now to manage something without vexing Captain and Mrs Harper.'

I can't feel natural there, and I'm afraid of vexing you or doing harm somehow.'

Up and to the office, where very busy all the morning, and most with Mr. Wood, I vexing him about his masts.

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On this page you'll find 821 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to vexing, such as: aggravating, annoying, distressing, disturbing, inconvenient, and irritating.

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