half-vexed

vexed

[vekst]
adjective
1.
irritated; annoyed: vexed at the slow salesclerks.
2.
much discussed or disputed: a vexed question.
3.
tossed about, as waves.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English; see vex, -ed2

vexedly [vek-sid-lee] , adverb
vexedness, noun
half-vexed, adjective
unvexed, adjective
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vexed (vɛkst)
 
adj
1.  annoyed, confused, or agitated
2.  much debated and discussed (esp in the phrase a vexed question)
 
vexedly
 
adv
 
'vexedness
 
n

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vexed
mid-15c., pp. adj. from vex. Phrase vexed question attested from 1848.
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