Definition of vexation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//vekˈseɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//vekˈseɪʃn//
    (old-fashioned or formal)
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  1. 1[uncountable] the state of feeling upset or annoyed She sat down and cried in vexation.
  2. 2[countable] a thing that upsets or annoys you
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin vexatio(n-), from vexare ‘shake, disturb’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: vexation