harassed vs vexed what difference

what is difference between harassed and vexed

English

Etymology

From harass +‎ -ed.

Adjective

harassed (comparative more harassed, superlative most harassed)

  1. Subject to harassment.

Translations

Verb

harassed

  1. simple past tense and past participle of harass


English

Etymology

From Middle English vexed, vexede, vexit, vixid, equivalent to vex +‎ -ed.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈvɛkst/
  • Rhymes: -ɛkst

Adjective

vexed (comparative more vexed, superlative most vexed)

  1. annoyed, irritated or distressed
    She became more and more vexed as she struggled to cope with the demands of the job.
    • 1990, Terry Pratchett, Eric, p. 72
      He would be left in no doubt that they were annoyed. He might even go so far as to deduce that they were quite vexed.
  2. much debated, discussed or disputed

Derived terms

  • vexedly

Translations

Verb

vexed

  1. simple past tense and past participle of vex

Anagrams

  • devex

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