from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of annoying, irritating, or vexing.
- n. The quality or condition of being vexed; annoyance.
- n. A source of irritation or annoyance.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act of annoying, vexing, or irritating.
- n. The state of being vexed or irritated.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of vexing, or the state of being vexed; agitation; disquiet; trouble; irritation.
- n. The cause of trouble or disquiet; affliction.
- n. A harassing by process of law; a vexing or troubling, as by a malicious suit.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of vexing, annoying, troubling, grieving, or distressing; specifically, a harassing under forms of law; a troubling, annoying, or vexing by legal process, as by a malicious suit.
- n. The state of being vexed, irritated, grieved, or distressed; irritation; sorrow; grief; annoyance.
- n. A cause of irritation, annoyance, distress, sorrow, or grief; affliction.
- n. Synonyms Anger, Vexation, Indignation, etc. (see anger), Chagrin, etc. (see mortification); trouble, exasperation, chagrin, petulance.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed
- n. anger produced by some annoying irritation
- n. the act of troubling or annoying someone
- n. something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness
From vex + -ation (Wiktionary)