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English noun: vexation

1. vexation (feeling) anger produced by some annoying irritation


Synonymsannoyance, chafe


Broader (hypernym)anger, choler, ire


Narrower (hyponym)aggravation, displeasure, exasperation, frustration, harassment, irritation, pique, temper, torment

2. vexation (state) the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed


Synonymsannoyance, botheration, irritation


Broader (hypernym)mental condition, mental state, psychological condition, psychological state


Narrower (hyponym)bummer, huff, impatience, miff, pinprick, restlessness, seeing red, snit

3. vexation (cognition) something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness


SamplesNew York traffic is a constant concern.
It's a major worry.


Synonymsconcern, headache, worry


Broader (hypernym)negative stimulus


Narrower (hyponym)bugaboo, burden, business, encumbrance, incumbrance, load, onus

4. vexation (act) the act of troubling or annoying someone


Synonymsannoyance, annoying, irritation


Broader (hypernym)mistreatment


Narrower (hyponym)exasperation, red flag









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