(adjective, verb)


1. troubled persistently especially with petty annoyances

- the vexed parents of an unruly teenager

Similar word(s): troubled, annoyed, harassed, harried, pestered

2. causing difficulty in finding an answer or solution; much disputed

- the vexed issue of priorities

- we live in vexed and troubled times

Similar word(s): difficult, hard

Sentences with vexed as an adjective:

- She became more and more vexed as she struggled to cope with the demands of the job.

- the vexed question of whether or not to kiss on a first date


1. simple past tense and past participle of vex