Anything vexing is bothersome or annoying. The noise of a car alarm is extremely vexing to everyone around.

To be vexed is to be irritated or exasperated, so anything vexing creates irritation or exasperation. A splitting headache is vexing. A talkative neighbor can be vexing. Filling out a form is usually vexing. If you're trying to get somewhere and there's traffic, that's a vexing situation. Unfortunately, life is full of vexing situations.

Definitions of vexing

adj extremely annoying or displeasing

exasperating, infuriating, maddening
causing displeasure or lacking pleasing qualities

adj causing irritation or annoyance

“it is vexing to have to admit you are wrong”
annoying, bothersome, galling, irritating, nettlesome, pesky, pestering, pestiferous, plaguey, plaguy, teasing, vexatious
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