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Definition 1: causing difficulty in finding an answer or solution; much disputed - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where vexed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the vexed issue of priorities
  • we live in vexed and troubled times

(vexed is similar to ...) not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure

"a difficult task" "nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access" "difficult times" "why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?"

Definition 2: troubled persistently especially with petty annoyances - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where vexed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • harassed working mothers
  • a harried expression
  • her poor pestered father had to endure her constant interruptions
  • the vexed parents of an unruly teenager

Synonyms for vexed in the sense of this definition

(vexed is similar to ...) characterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or danger or need

"troubled areas" "fell into a troubled sleep" "a troubled expression" "troubled teenagers"

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