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From Old French vexacion, from Latin vexatio

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vexation (countable and uncountable, plural vexations)

  1. The act of annoying, vexing, or irritating.
  2. The state of being vexed or irritated.
    • 1815, Jane Austen, Emma, volume II, chapter 12:
      All was safe and prosperous; and as the removal of one solicitude generally makes way for another, Emma, being now certain of her ball, began to adopt as the next vexation Mr. Knightley’s provoking indifference about it.
    • 1919, W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence, chapter 55
      He gave the doctor a look of vexation. He was surprised to see him, and resented the intrusion.

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vexation f (plural vexations)

  1. insult
  2. humiliation
  3. harassment

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