What is another word for vexatious?

502 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ vɛksˈe͡ɪʃəs], [ vɛksˈe‍ɪʃəs], [ v_ɛ_k_s_ˈeɪ_ʃ_ə_s]

The word "vexatious" denotes something that is irritating, annoying or bothersome. There are several synonyms for this term that can be used to convey the same meaning. These include words like troublesome, exasperating, maddening, irksome, pestering, aggravating, nettlesome, harassing, and niggling. Each of these words describes something that causes annoyance, irritation, or anger, and can be used interchangeably with vexatious. For instance, you could say, "the constant noise from the construction site was vexatious," or "the never-ending emails were exasperating." Using synonyms can add variety and nuance to your language, help you to convey your meaning more effectively, and prevent you from repeating yourself.

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What are the opposite words for vexatious?

Antonyms are words that have opposite meanings. For the word "vexatious," which means causing annoyance or frustration, some antonyms could be calming, soothing, pleasant, agreeable, enjoyable, or peaceful. These words indicate a sensation of contentment or relief, as opposed to the discomfort and irritation that vexatious can cause. Other antonyms might include friendly, helpful, courteous, considerate, kind, or accommodating, which suggest a positive interaction rather than one that is difficult or confrontational. These antonyms provide a contrasting perspective to the negative connotations of vexatious, and can help emphasize the importance of positive communication and behavior.

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Usage examples for Vexatious

Turning to the guide who was responsible for this decision, he remarked in a most disconsolate tone, "Ah, monsieur, c'est impossible;" and no doubt he was right, for the summit down to the Glacier des Bossons was completely obscured; and what made it all the more vexatious was that in other respects the weather was everything that could be desired.
"An Impromptu Ascent of Mont Blanc"
W. H. Le Mesurier
Stas then began to meditate over this;-how far more difficult and vexatious the journey without Kali would be for them, and how much heavier the work.
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz
The rainy season began in earnest but it was not one of our long autumn rains during which the heavens are heavy with dark clouds and the tedious, vexatious bad weather lasts for weeks.
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz

Famous quotes with Vexatious

  • One day I undertook a tour through the country, and the diversity and beauties of nature I met with in this charming season, expelled every gloomy and vexatious thought.
    Daniel Boone
  • As the reflections of our pride upon our defects are bitter, disheartening, and vexatious, so the return of the soul towards God is peaceful and sustained by confidence. You will find by experience how much more your progress will be aided by this simple, peaceful turning towards God, than by all your chagrin and spite at the faults that exist in you.
    François Fénelon
  • My whole past life I live again in memory, and, involuntarily, I ask myself: 'why have I lived - for what purpose was I born?'... A purpose there must have been, and, surely, mine was an exalted destiny, because I feel that within my soul are powers immeasurable... But I was not able to discover that destiny, I allowed myself to be carried away by the allurements of passions, inane and ignoble. From their crucible I issued hard and cold as iron, but gone for ever was the glow of noble aspirations - the fairest flower of life. And, from that time forth, how often have I not played the part of an axe in the hands of fate! Like an implement of punishment, I have fallen upon the head of doomed victims, often without malice, always without pity... To none has my love brought happiness, because I have never sacrificed anything for the sake of those I have loved: for myself alone I have loved - for my own pleasure. I have only satisfied the strange craving of my heart, greedily draining their feelings, their tenderness, their joys, their sufferings - and I have never been able to sate myself. I am like one who, spent with hunger, falls asleep in exhaustion and sees before him sumptuous viands and sparkling wines; he devours with rapture the aerial gifts of the imagination, and his pains seem somewhat assuaged. Let him but awake: the vision vanishes - twofold hunger and despair remain! And tomorrow, it may be, I shall die!... And there will not be left on earth one being who has understood me completely. Some will consider me worse, others, better, than I have been in reality... Some will say: 'he was a good fellow'; others: 'a villain.' And both epithets will be false. After all this, is life worth the trouble? And yet we live - out of curiosity! We expect something new... How absurd, and yet how vexatious!
    Mikhail Lermontov
  • Life is a vexatious trap; when a thinking man reaches maturity and attains to full consciousness he cannot help feeling that he is in a trap from which there is no escape.
    Anton Chekhov

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