what is difference between harried and vexed
- Stressed, rushed, panicked, overly busy or preoccupied.
- The entire place teemed with harried executives who had no time to talk to one another.
- simple past tense and past participle of harry
- If they are harried too much, private schools may just dump their charitable status, which confers tax breaks, on average, only £250 per child per year. — Best articles: Britain: Don’t put the squeeze on private schools, The Week, Issue 605, page 14.
- hardier, red hair
From Middle English vexed, vexede, vexit, vixid, equivalent to vex + -ed.
- IPA(key): /ˈvɛkst/
- Rhymes: -ɛkst
vexed (comparative more vexed, superlative most vexed)
- 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.
- much debated, discussed or disputed
- simple past tense and past participle of vex
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