Vex*a"tion(?), n. [L. vexatio: cf. F. vexation.] 1. The act of vexing, or the state of being vexed; agitation; disquiet; trouble; irritation.
Passions too violent . . . afford us nothing but vexation and pain.Sir W. Temple.
Those who saw him after a defeat looked in vain for any trace of vexation.Macaulay.
2. The cause of trouble or disquiet; affliction.
Your children were vexation to your youth.Shak.
3. A harassing by process of law; a vexing or troubling, as by a malicious suit.
Syn. -- Chagrin; agitation; mortification; uneasiness; trouble; grief; sorrow; distress. See Chagrin.
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