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
By this expedient, however, he but ran to meet new vexations.
For local musicians, work at the court was full of vexations.
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