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  • adv. In a vexatious manner; so as to give annoyance.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a vexatious manner; so as to give annoyance.

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  • adv. in a vexatious manner


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vexatious +‎ -ly


  • My point was twofold; the first was just bridling slightly at the ‘public discourse’ thing, but fair enough – you did mean ‘public political discourse – I was just being somewhat vexatiously pedantic coz I haven’t had my coffee yet.


  • Yet the vexatiously named “literary short story” is scarcely a separable species.

    “Experimental writing”

  • Thus vexatiously disappointed, she was ill-disposed to listen with pleasure to the history Camilla thought it indispensable to relate of her recent visit: and in answer to all praise of this fair Incognita, only replied by asking her name and connexions.


  • My best friends find this very vexing, but I assure them as I do you that they/you would find my incessant existential crises vexatiously tedious.

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • The last thing in the world I would want is to be pursued so vexatiously myself over such a trivial matter.

    Is the Labour Blogosphere About to Take Off?

  • The directorate welcomed a finding by Hussein that it did not act negligently or vexatiously.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Persons and Things do turn up so vexatiously in this life, and will in a manner insist on being noticed.

    The Moonstone

  • Any attorney or other person admitted to conduct cases in any court of the United States or any Territory thereof who so multiplies the proceedings in any case unreasonably and vexatiously may be required by the court to satisfy personally the excess costs, expenses, and attorneys' fees reasonably incurred because of such conduct.

    Scrivener's Error

  • He, however, who had so often braved these gales, was now, though not mastered by them, vexatiously thwarted and impeded; and on February 27th he was compelled to anchor in Pula Bay in the Gulf of Cagliari.

    The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson

  • It sometimes fell vexatiously on the intellectuals.

    Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: Part V


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