Vexatiously
Vexatious Vex*a"tious, a. [See {Vexation}.] 1. Causing vexation; agitating; afflictive; annoying; as, a vexatious controversy; a vexatious neighbor. ``Continual vexatious wars.'' --South. [1913 Webster]

2. Full or vexation, trouble, or disquiet; disturbed. [1913 Webster]

He leads a vexatious life. --Sir K. Digby. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


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  • vexatiously — adverb see vexatious …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • vexatiously — See vexatious. * * * …   Universalium

  • vexatiously — adverb In a vexatious manner; so as to give annoyance …   Wiktionary

  • vexatiously — adv. in a vexatious manner, annoyingly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • vexatiously — vex·a·tious·ly …   English syllables

  • vexatiously — adverb in a vexatious manner • Derived from adjective: ↑vexatious …   Useful english dictionary

  • vexatious — vexatiously, adv. vexatiousness, n. /vek say sheuhs/, adj. 1. causing vexation; troublesome; annoying: a vexatious situation. 2. Law. (of legal actions) instituted without sufficient grounds and serving only to cause annoyance to the defendant. 3 …   Universalium

  • Curstfully — Curst ful*ly ( f[.u]l*l[y^]), adv. Peevishly; vexatiously; detestably. [Obs.] Curstfully mad. Marston. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hard — Hard, adv. [OE. harde, AS. hearde.] 1. With pressure; with urgency; hence, diligently; earnestly. [1913 Webster] And prayed so hard for mercy from the prince. Dryden. [1913 Webster] My father Is hard at study; pray now, rest yourself. Shak. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hard by — Hard Hard, adv. [OE. harde, AS. hearde.] 1. With pressure; with urgency; hence, diligently; earnestly. [1913 Webster] And prayed so hard for mercy from the prince. Dryden. [1913 Webster] My father Is hard at study; pray now, rest yourself. Shak.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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