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Synonyms for vexed

Synonyms for vexed

troubled persistently especially with petty annoyances

causing difficulty in finding an answer or solution

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"People are vexed with family rule and corrupt rule in the state.
As part of the 2012 Getty Center exhibition, Messerschmidt and Modernity, show organizers set up a photo booth called the "Expression Lab." In it, visitors were given the opportunity to recreate the various expressions depicted in Messerschmidt's Character Heads, including The Vexed Man, this month's Arts & Activities Art Print.
IT MAY not have received plaudits for its first series, but that didn't put Miranda Raison off signing up for BBC Two's police comedy Vexed.
ISLAMABAD, January 14, 2012 (Frontier Star): The head of New Delhi-based Kashmir Committee and senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader, Ram Jethmalani, has said that the vexed Kashmir dispute cannot be resolved unless New Delhi shows flexibility.New Delhi has to show flexibility on its stand on Kashmir to solve the vexed dispute.
"Vexed was a great opportunity for me to do something different and if the fans of Rochester don't like it, they can tune out after 10 minutes."
More than 200 Royal Marine Commandos enjoyed tearful reunions with their loved ones after facing "the most extraordinary and vexed circumstances" during a seven-month tour of Afghanistan.
1 : to bring trouble, distress, or worry to He was vexed by thoughts of what might have been.
Local democracy is also flexing its muscles in the region over the increasingly vexed issue of the future of council care homes.
Contaminated land has vexed researchers, who don't want to risk introducing chronic wasting disease into diseasefree regions but don't want tests confounded by dirty fields.
Extinguishing what has become vexed also becomes the burden of her next utterance: "The sky, it seems, would pour down stinking pitch, / But that the sea, mounting to the welkin' s cheek, / Dashes the fire out" (1.2.3-5).
NEW YORKERS WERE sorely vexed this summer by an alleged "ticketing blitz" a spate of summonses issued for violations of obscure or trivial laws in what many see as an attempt to fill dwindling city coffers.
In radical Islamism, as in the totalitarianisms of the past, one sees the same mixture of ancient, seemingly immutable, and thus reassuring beliefs coming into vexed confrontation with modernity--and producing some hideous amalgam that combines the worst of the two.
Anderson might have benefitted from more systematically discussing the development, social function, and marketing of jazz and blues in the 1920s and 1930s as a means of giving further insight into Hughes's and Hurston's celebrations of this music and Locke's vexed relationship to it.
Martinez Jeb Bush quit work on crazy Florida voting mixup (40) Dot Barr John Quincy Adams grew vexed by talk of puzzles (39) A.J.
Vexed by multiple software development platforms, various vendors using proprietary service infrastructures, and declining revenues, mobile carriers and phone OEMs--particularly those in the US--have been seeking the "one true path" to unify wireless services and, hopefully, build revenue.