vexatiousness

vexatious

[vek-sey-shuhs]
adjective
1.
causing vexation; troublesome; annoying: a vexatious situation.
2.
Law. (of legal actions) instituted without sufficient grounds and serving only to cause annoyance to the defendant.
3.
disorderly; confused; troubled.

Origin:
1525–35; vexati(on) + -ous

vexatiously, adverb
vexatiousness, noun
nonvexatious, adjective
nonvexatiously, adverb
nonvexatiousness, noun
unvexatious, adjective
unvexatiously, adverb
unvexatiousness, noun


1. disturbing, provoking, irritating.


1. delightful.
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vexatious (vɛkˈseɪʃəs)
 
adj
1.  vexing or tending to vex
2.  vexed
3.  law (of a legal action or proceeding) instituted without sufficient grounds, esp so as to cause annoyance or embarrassment to the defendant: vexatious litigation
 
vex'atiously
 
adv
 
vex'atiousness
 
n

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