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vexation

[vek-sey-shuh n] /vɛkˈseɪ ʃən/
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
1350-1400; Middle English vexacioun < Latin vexātiōn- (stem of vexātiō), equivalent to vexāt(us) (past participle of vexāre to vex; see -ate1) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
self-vexation, noun
supervexation, noun
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  • 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.
  • The company knew well the vexation producers felt about the wellhead prices they were enduring.
British Dictionary definitions for vexation

vexation

/vɛkˈseɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act of vexing or the state of being vexed
2.
something that vexes
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Word Origin and History for vexation
n.

c.1400, from Old French vexation or directly from Latin vexationem (nominative vexatio) "agitation," noun of action from past participle stem of vexare (see vex).

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