vexation


vexation

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.

noun

  1. the act of vexing or the state of being vexed
  2. something that vexes
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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