vexation

[vek-sey-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act of vexing.
2.
the state of being vexed; irritation; annoyance: vexation at missing the bus.
3.
something that vexes; a cause of annoyance; nuisance: Rush-hour traffic is a daily vexation.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English vexacioun < Latin vexātiōn- (stem of vexātiō), equivalent to vexāt(us) (past participle of vexāre to vex; see -ate1) + -iōn- -ion

self-vexation, noun
supervexation, noun
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vexation (vɛkˈseɪʃən)
 
n
1.  the act of vexing or the state of being vexed
2.  something that vexes

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vexation
c.1400, from O.Fr. vexation or directly from L. vexationem (nom. vexatio) "agitation," noun of action from from vexus, from vexare (see vex).
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Example sentences
Vexation, trouble or annoyance, as with anxieties burdens of misfortunes.
Mere annoyance, vexation, or inconvenience could not support an award of
  damages.
He was ready to die with vexation, and obstinately would not promise to row.
Parties should not be forced to bear the cost and vexation of baseless appeals.
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