exasperating vs vexing what difference

what is difference between exasperating and vexing

English

Verb

exasperating

  1. present participle of exasperate

Adjective

exasperating (comparative more exasperating, superlative most exasperating)

  1. That exasperates, infuriates, annoys or irritates

Translations



English

Etymology

From Middle English vexynge (harassment); equivalent to vex +‎ -ing.

Verb

vexing

  1. present participle of vex

Noun

vexing (plural vexings)

  1. vexation
    • 2002, Harold Bloom, American Women Poets, 1650-1950
      Many unkindnesses as well as (one feels) many liberties and general vexings, were required to move her to this.

Middle English

Noun

vexing

  1. Alternative form of vexynge

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