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
  1. adjective
    extremely annoying or displeasing
    synonyms: exasperating, infuriating, maddening
    causing displeasure or lacking pleasing qualities
  2. adjective
    causing irritation or annoyance
    “it is vexing to have to admit you are wrong”
    synonyms: annoying, bothersome, galling, grating, irritating, nettlesome, pesky, pestering, pestiferous, plaguey, plaguy, teasing, vexatious
    not to your liking
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