vexing

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English vexynge (harassment); equivalent to vex +‎ -ing.

Verb[edit]

vexing

  1. present participle of vex

Noun[edit]

vexing (plural vexings)

  1. vexation
    • 2002, Harold Bloom, American Women Poets, 1650-1950
      Many unkindnesses as well as (one feels) many liberties and general vexings, were required to move her to this.

Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

vexing

  1. Alternative form of vexynge