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vexed

[vekst] /vɛkst/
adjective
1.
irritated; annoyed:
vexed at the slow salesclerks.
2.
much discussed or disputed:
a vexed question.
3.
tossed about, as waves.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; see vex, -ed2
Related forms
vexedly
[vek-sid-lee] /ˈvɛk sɪd li/ (Show IPA),
adverb
vexedness, noun
half-vexed, adjective
unvexed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for half-vexed

vexed

/vɛkst/
adjective
1.
annoyed, confused, or agitated
2.
much debated and discussed (esp in the phrase a vexed question)
Derived Forms
vexedly (ˈvɛksɪdlɪ) adverb
vexedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for half-vexed

vexed

adj.

mid-15c., past participle adjective from vex. Phrase vexed question attested from 1848.

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