vexed+question

  • 1 vexed question — noun A matter greatly debated • • • Main Entry: ↑vex * * * vexed question, a question causing difficulty and debate: »The situation of little magazines is so bound up with vexed questions of cultural ecoomics and with wider questions about… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 2 vexed question — index dilemma, problem Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 vexed question — A question or point of law often discussed or agitated, but not determined or settled …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 4 vexed — [vekst] adj 1.) vexed question/issue/problem etc a complicated problem that has caused a lot of discussion and argument and is difficult to solve vexed question/issue/problem etc of ▪ the vexed question of sexism 2.) [+ at/with] old fashioned… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 5 Vexed — Vexed, a. 1. Annoyed; harassed; troubled. [1913 Webster] 2. Much debated or contested; causing discussion; as, a vexed question. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 vexed — [ vekst ] adjective 1. ) full of difficulties: PROBLEMATIC: the vexed question of the national minimum wage 2. ) OLD FASHIONED annoyed, confused, or worried …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 7 vexed — (adj.) mid 15c., pp. adjective from VEX (Cf. vex). Phrase vexed question attested from 1848 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 question — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 sentence, etc. that asks sth ADJECTIVE ▪ awkward, difficult, embarrassing, hard, tough, tricky ▪ pointed, probing …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 9 question */*/*/ — I UK [ˈkwestʃ(ə)n] / US noun Word forms question : singular question plural questions 1) a) [countable] something that someone asks you when they want information answer a question: Why won t you answer my question? ask a question: I regretted… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 vexed — [[t]ve̱kst[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A vexed problem or question is very difficult and causes people a lot of trouble. → See also vex European Community ministers have begun work on the vexed issue of economic union... Later Mr Moi raised the… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 vexed — adjective 1 (+ at/with) old fashioned annoyed or worried 2 vexed question/issue a complicated problem that has caused a lot of arguments and is difficult to solve: the vexed question of how to deal with hunger strikers …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 question — Synonyms and related words: Chinese puzzle, Parthian shot, Pyrrhonism, absurd, address, affirmation, agonize over, allegation, answer, apostrophe, apprehension, approach, ask, ask a question, ask about, ask questions, assertion, assuredly, at… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 13 vexed — vexedly /vek sid lee/, adv. vexedness, n. /vekst/, adj. 1. irritated; annoyed: vexed at the slow salesclerks. 2. much discussed or disputed: a vexed question. 3. tossed about, as waves. [1400 50; late ME; see VEX, ED2] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 14 vexed — adjective /ˈvɛkst/ a) annoyed, irritated or distressed She became more and more vexed as she struggled to cope with the demands of the job. b) much debated, discussed or disputed the vexed question of whether or not to kiss on a first date …

    Wiktionary

  • 15 question — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. problem, subject; query, interrogation; doubt, dispute. See inquiry. v. t. interrogate, examine, cross examine, quiz; dispute, challenge, doubt. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A query] Syn. inquiry, inquiring …

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  • 16 question mark — Synonyms and related words: Chinese puzzle, baffling problem, bone of contention, brain twister, catechism, cross interrogatory, cross question, crossword puzzle, crux, debating point, demand, enigma, enigmatic question, feeler, floorer, inquiry …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 vexed — adjective Date: 1657 debated or discussed at length < a vexed question > …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 vexed — UK [vekst] / US adjective 1) full of difficulties the vexed question of the minimum wage 2) old fashioned annoyed, confused, or worried …

    English dictionary

  • 19 vexed — [[t]vɛkst[/t]] adj. 1) irritated; annoyed 2) much discussed or disputed: a vexed question[/ex] • Etymology: 1400–50 vex′ed•ness, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 vexed — /ˈvɛkst/ (say vekst) adjective 1. disturbed; troubled; annoyed. 2. much discussed or disputed: a vexed question. 3. tossed about, as waves. –vexedly /ˈvɛksədli/ (say veksuhdlee), adverb –vexedness /ˈvɛksədnəs/ (say veksuhdnuhs), noun …

    Australian English dictionary