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. Then thousand torments vex my heart. (prior)
Synonym: See tease.
Origin: F. Vexer, L. Vexare, vexatum, to vex, originally, to shake, toss, in carrying, v. Intens. Fr. Vehere, vectum, to carry. See Vehicle.