- the act of vexing.
- the state of being vexed; irritation; annoyance: vexation at missing the bus.
- something that vexes; a cause of annoyance; nuisance: Rush-hour traffic is a daily vexation.
- the act of vexing or the state of being vexed
- something that vexes
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).