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 for vexatious
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Vexatious \Vex*a"tious\, a. [See Vexation.]
     1. Causing vexation; agitating; afflictive; annoying; as, a
        vexatious controversy; a vexatious neighbor. "Continual
        vexatious wars." --South.
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     2. Full of vexation, trouble, or disquiet; disturbed.
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              He leads a vexatious life.            --Sir K.
                                                    Digby.
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     Vexatious suit (Law), a suit commenced for the purpose of
        giving trouble, or without cause.
        [1913 Webster] -- Vex*a"tious*ly, adv. --
        Vex*a"tious*ness, n.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  vexatious
      adj 1: causing irritation or annoyance; "tapping an annoying
             rhythm on his glass with his fork"; "aircraft noise is
             particularly bothersome near the airport"; "found it
             galling to have to ask permission"; "an irritating
             delay"; "nettlesome paperwork"; "a pesky mosquito";
             "swarms of pestering gnats"; "a plaguey newfangled safety
             catch"; "a teasing and persistent thought annoyed him";
             "a vexatious child"; "it is vexing to have to admit you
             are wrong" [syn: annoying, bothersome, galling,
             irritating, nettlesome, pesky, pestering,
             pestiferous, plaguy, plaguey, teasing,
             vexatious, vexing]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  46 Moby Thesaurus words for "vexatious":
     aggravating, annoying, backbreaking, besetting, bothering,
     bothersome, burdensome, crushing, disturbing, exasperating,
     galling, grueling, harassing, heavy, hefty, importunate, importune,
     irking, irksome, irritating, mean, onerous, oppressive, painful,
     pesky, pestering, pestiferous, pestilent, pestilential, plaguesome,
     plaguey, plaguing, provoking, teasing, tiresome, tormenting,
     troublesome, troubling, troublous, trying, ugly, vexing, wearisome,
     wicked, worrisome, worrying
  
  

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