perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound

(verb) be a mystery or bewildering to; “This beats me!”; “Got me--I don’t know the answer!”; “a vexing problem”; “This question really stuck me”


(verb) subject to prolonged examination, discussion, or deliberation; “vex the subject of the death penalty”

agitate, vex, disturb, commove, shake up, stir up, raise up

(verb) change the arrangement or position of

worry, vex

(verb) disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress; “I cannot sleep--my daughter’s health is worrying me”

annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil

(verb) cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; “Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me”; “It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves”

Source: WordNet® 3.1



vex (third-person singular simple present vexes, present participle vexing, simple past and past participle (archaic) vext or vexed)

(transitive, now rare) To trouble aggressively, to harass.

(transitive) To annoy, irritate.

(transitive) To cause (mental) suffering to; to distress.

(transitive, rare) To twist, to weave.

(intransitive, obsolete) To be irritated; to fret.

(transitive) To toss back and forth; to agitate; to disquiet.


• (to annoy): agitate, irk, irritate

• (to cause mental suffering): afflict, grame, torment


vex (plural vexes)

(Scotland, obsolete) A trouble.

Proper noun


(space, ESA) Initialism of Venus Express.

Source: Wiktionary

Vex, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Vexed; p. pr. & vb. n. Vexing.] Etym: [F. vexer, L. vexare, vexatum, to vex, originally, to shake, toss, in carrying, v. intens. fr. vehere, vectum, to carry. See Vehicle.]

1. To to White curl the waves, and the vexed ocean roars. Pope.

2. To make angry or annoyed by little provocations; to irritate; to plague; to torment; to harass; to afflict; to trouble; to tease. "I will not vex your souls." Shak. Then thousand torments vex my heart. Prior.

3. To twist; to weave. [R.] Some English wool, vexed in a Belgian loom. Dryden.


– See Tease.

Vex, v. i.

Definition: To be irritated; to fret. [R.] Chapman.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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Coffee Trivia

The first coffee-house in Mecca dates back to the 1510s. The beverage was in Turkey by the 1530s. It appeared in Europe circa 1515-1519 and was introduced to England by 1650. By 1675 the country had more than 3,000 coffee houses, and coffee had replaced beer as a breakfast drink.

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